Ed Luciano at Mighty Riders, my favourite bike shop, has co-founded an awesome program to help people get back on their feet by learning to fix bikes. The program is called Cycle Back. CBC Radio One did an excellent piece on them yesterday morning. You can contribute by buying a bike from the program, or donating old bikes for them to fix. Take the bike to Our Community Bikes or Pedal Depot. You can also give cash, of course.
Mighty Riders is not only the best bicycle shop in the Vancouver area, but they have a heart!