project leader
Peter C
location
5003 Penn Ave
(Garfield)
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the project

Kraynick’s Next Era: Sustainability for Our Community

Jerry Kraynick made personal relationships with each and every one of his customer-neighbors. He became your friend right away, building mutual respect.  He teaches people without an agenda, that’s how our community is.  That’s what I want to take from the last era, but at the same time we want to build the sustainability of the organization for the whole community.

The shop’s philosophy will keep on: a community center for everyone to learn, teach, and serve each other’s wellbeing, on bikes and off. 

Volunteers across our community already make the shop a sanctuary for our neighbors to connect and support each other’s lives.

Rocky, manager for launching this next era, lives his life in service through medical mission trips and his lifelong participation in Pilipino and Pittsburgh community service.  Building Kraynick’s next era as a community program space is a continuation of his personal mission to serve wellbeing and health, on and off bikes.

 

Financial Plan

Kraynick’s Bike Shop is building a financially sustainable next era through nonprofit status and a community board, one step at a time. 

This initial step is with the support of an outside nonprofit sponsor so that we can stabilize the building and launch investment in community programs.

We will also be ramping up our own board and systems, and filing for 501c3 status.

 

Programs

Our best-known program is the Christmas Bikes partnership with the Salvation Army.  In 2016 we provided 220 bikes for children, and our peak year to date was 450 kids bikes donated.  This program will continue to expand in the next era.

Expand a volunteer program to fix bikes for free and give away.

Maintain and continually improve the open shop community space and tools.

Create and manage community classes.

Women & Trans classes to support the wider community, in collaboration with our friends at Free Ride.

Bicycle Mechanic Apprenticeship program to train the next generation and build professional skills.

Eventually launch a frame building studio: frame jig, welding tools, etc., leveraging the existing network of builders and experts to teach community classes.

 

the steps

Stabilize the building because we are committed to staying in our current neighborhood.

Maintain and improve the community shop space.

Launch new community classes and programs.

Simultaneously build a community board and file for 501c3 status to build a sustainabe structure for this next era of Kraynick's Bike Shop.

why we're doing it

We believe in the powerful role that Kraynick's Bike shop plays in our town as a community center for everyone to learn, teach, and serve each other’s wellbeing, on bikes and off.  

budget

We’re raising a community investment in a sustainable nonprofit organization with expansive community programs.

1.Stabilizing the building structure because we believe in staying in the neighborhood.  
            -- New roof alone is $20k. A contractor estimated $70k total to stabilize the total building.

2. Sustain and expand the Christmas Bikes program for our wider Pittsburgh community.

3. Expand a volunteer program to fix bikes for free and give away.

4. Maintain and continually improve the open shop community space and tools.

5. Create and manage community classes.

6. Bicycle Mechanic Training program to train the next generation and build professional skills.

7. Women & Trans classes to support the wider community, in collaboration with the programming at Free Ride.

8. Eventually launch a frame building studio: frame jig, welding tools, etc., leveraging the existing network of builders and experts to teach community classes.

 



Project Subtotal =  $150,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $4,500
Total to raise on ioby = $154,535

 

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donors

  • Erin Barnes