OCBC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, so any donations are tax deductible. We have immediate need of several pieces of equipment, and ongoing need for supplies that we use frequently:

Supplies and Materials

  • 5 gal. buckets
  • Rubbermaid-type tubs (large, with lids if possible!)
  • Sturdy, heavy-duty shelf units
  • Rubbing alcohol, Dawn dish detergent (and foaming dispensers), and Simple Green or similar bio-based degreaser (or regular, economical sources [or a local sponsor!] for these staple cleaners).
  • Work gloves of all kinds and sizes.
  • Wire brushes in good condition (brass, stainless, and plain steel).
  •   Single edge, and standard box-cutter razor blades (used are ok, if reasonably sharp).
  • Scrap lumber: 2x4s and 2x6s at least 2′ long; 1x6s at least 5′ long; 3/4″ plywood at least 2’x3′
  • a good FM antenna
  • Ryobi cordless 18v drill batteries
  • Metric combination wrenches (all sizes from 6mm to 19mm)
  • Cotton rags (clean socks, t-shirts and old towels are great; bed sheets are not)
  • Used green scrubbies (yes, those dish scrub-pads; we use them for cleaning chrome, and used ones are actually better than new ones as they are a bit less abrasive, and won’t scratch the chrome).

Volunteer projects

Here is a running list of some of the things we need volunteers to do. If you are interested in doing any of these, please email or stop in.

  • Hand-letter signs for the shop.
  • Paint metal doors with acrylic paint.
  • Repair or install electric lights in our display cases.
  • Plant and tend our organic garden.
  • Inventory our accessory libraries (of seats, bags, and clip-in shoes and pedals).
  • Compile press kits for each of several program areas.
  • Market existing (and develop new!) bike-part arts and crafts, locally and on the web.
  • Take and upload photos of bikes and parts for sale.
  • Organize! If you are meticulous about putting things in their proper places (and ensuring that others can do the same), our Parts Aisle needs you!