UpCycling4ACause

RePurposing Old Bike Parts for an even Greater Purpose!

Syracuse, New York | 734 Sales

UpCycling4ACause

RePurposing Old Bike Parts for an even Greater Purpose!

Syracuse, New York 734 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(119)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! All sales directly support helping orphans in Ukraine and Latvia through New Horizons for Children (www.nhfc.org). See the "About" page for more information.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 28, 2017

Welcome to my shop! All sales directly support helping orphans in Ukraine and Latvia through New Horizons for Children (www.nhfc.org). See the "About" page for more information.

Robert Niederhoff

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Robert Niederhoff

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About

Turning old bikes into new opportunties

Welcome to my shop! All sales directly support helping orphans in Ukraine and Latvia through New Horizons for Children (NHFC).

Our family hosted an orphaned teenager from Ukraine during Christmas 2013. It worked somewhat like a foreign exchange program crossed with a foster program. Our family paid for her travel expenses and incidentals like a bed, winter clothing, and other things for her to have and use while she was here; she spent several weeks learning English and feeling the safety, security, and love of a family. When she left we sent her home with purchased luggage full of supplies for her orphanage. Unexpectedly, she also took our hearts! We then pursued an international adoption over the next 7 months. We brought our new teenage daughter home to the US in September 2014!

While I started this shop to help pay for our own family’s Hosting and then Adoption fees, I've really gotten into it as a creative outlet and a way to repurpose materials that have finished their lives on functional bicycles. And since we’re still passionate about orphan care, we now use 50% of all sales to sponsor other children for hosting through the New Horizons For Children program (http://nhfc.org) and provide for physical needs as identified by orphanages that partner with NHFC (http://nhfc.org/%20orphan%20care%20fund/).

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Shop members

  • Robert Niederhoff

    Owner, Designer

    I'm a mostly-stay-at-home-dad with some ideas and some bike parts! I started my shop to help pay for our hosting and then adoption of our amazing daughter from Ukraine. Turns out this is a good creative outlet for me!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 28, 2017
Welcome to my Etsy Shop! Your purchases directly support the hosting program that allowed us to meet our dear daughter: New Horizons For Children.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I do not offer refunds. In most cases I will try very hard to repair/replace an item if it is not just what you wanted (can happen particularly with the belts), but you'll have to ship it back to me.
Shipping
Shipping within the US is by US Priority Mail, so usually you get your item within 3 days of shipping, most times within the same week of your order.

International shipping often takes up to 2 weeks, and unfortunately Tracking only seems to work up to the point of Customs unless it's going to Canada. But in my experience so far, packages to Europe, Mexico, and Australia have all arrived within a 2 week window. I you have questions, please ask before ordering.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you ever have problems with the shop or an item, please contact me. And if you really like your item, please post a Review!

If you have any questions about the European Orphan Hosting programs or even adoption, my wife and I may be able to help, so please send a message and we'd love to help.