This December, we need your help to raise $60 000 to help keep us rolling into next year.
We only reach out to our supporters for donations a couple of times a year, but this is your chance to make a huge difference in the life of a child.
Why? It matters for kids to have safe places to play, especially those living in difficult circumstances or in a conflict situation. In places like Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa, the streets aren't a safe place for children. We know the value of a warm meal and school supplies, but Skateistan’s programs provide all that and more. Children deserve more - they deserve a childhood. They deserve an escape from the realities and stresses of growing up in an extremely difficult setting.
That's where Skateistan comes in.
There are now over 750 skateboarders in Afghanistan - and nearly half of them are girls. How did this even happen? In a place where the female literacy rate is only 13%, where girls access to education, let alone sports, is barely existent... The Skateistan girls are doing it all. Watch this video and learn the incredible story of skateboarding in Afghanistan.
Get involved, become a supporter, and help us reach our fundraising goal this December.
Since 2007 we've rarely asked our supporters for donations but we in fact rely on the generosity of people around the world like you to continue the work that we do. At the same time, we know how annoying it gets to be hassled on the street by some stranger with a clipboard or bombarded with guilt-inducing images, so we thought instead that we'd do two fundraising drives a year that show how your donations make a real positive impact on the lives of Skateistan students. During our 'Keep Skateistan Rolling' fundraising drives we also want to give our supporters the opportunity to become a part of Skateistan by getting involved.
We are so excited about our new monthly donors, we want to sweeten the deal. Become a monthly donor (of $20 or more) this December and you'll be entered to WIN a KSR prize pack. This thing is packed with goodies, to keep you looking great and skating hard through the cold winter.
What kind of goodies, you ask?
Please note: Only donations made online directly at www.skateistan.org/donate or through PayPal will be eligible to win.