CBI is in the process of updating their Knoxville Learning Center and office, and as a result had an excess of old furniture that was no longer being used in the facility. Instead of getting rid of the furniture, the team in Knoxville had the idea to donate it to a local non-profit organization that could use the office solutions.
Hunter Thomson, CBI’s Market Leader in East Tennessee, says, “As we were redesigning our workplace, it was really important to our team that the solutions no longer being used be donated to an organization in our area that was committed to serving our local community and its residents. We found an amazing non-profit called Two Bikes that recently opened around the corner from our office, and as we got to know more about their mission and who they serve, we felt strongly that this was the organization that could best utilize our old furniture.”
Two Bikes is a new, non-profit located in the historic Old City neighborhood of Knoxville. Their mission is to expand access to bicycles in the city, and they do this by selling affordable bicycles in their store, hosting donation-based bicycle education classes and donating a free bike to a local adult, non-profit or youth in need every time someone buys a bike from their store. Two Bikes also serves as a hub for the fast-growing and diverse Knoxville cycling community. With public bike repair stations, a taproom showcasing local beer, a stage and screen for events, and a resource library; Two Bikes has quickly become a destination for both local and visiting cyclists.
“Not only are we are so thrilled to have been able to donate workstations to outfit the new Two Bikes space, but we also loved getting to know a new neighbor in our area who is doing such great things for the community,” says Hunter. “I’m sure we will find other ways to collaborate with Two Bikes in the future, as their mission really aligns with CBI’s Live Love Serve values.”
Learn more about Two Bikes Knoxville here, and stop in if you are a cyclist in the area.