"Having access to a bicycle for a health worker or midwife can help increase the health standards of children in remote villages and communities in developing countries." - UNICEF
Whatever your religion or view of this season, in the developed world it has for better or worse become a time of (excessive) shopping. If we're going to indulge, why not make it serve a truly worthy purpose?
Thanks and "Glaedelig Jul!" to the Cycleliciousness [Copenhagen Bicycle Culture] blog, as well as the Velorution cycle store in London, England for passing it on.