Sunday, May 27, 2012

'Just One Board' - a skateboard-recycling program focused on helping underprivileged youth

Story by Transworld Business
The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and the Go Skateboarding Foundation (GSF) have come together to introduce Just One Board, a skateboard-recycling program focused on helping underprivileged youth. The goal of the program is to engage skateboarders within their local community, encourage and promote the positive impact of the sport, all while supporting local retailers.
For details on how you can help, read on below:
Beginning in 2012, IASC and the GSF will collect, refurbish and distribute 1000 complete skateboards to disadvantaged youth in a different city each year on Go Skateboarding Day, June 21st.
By collecting used skateboard equipment, refurbishing and distributing it with the help of local skateshops and youth organizations: used equipment is saved from becoming environmental waste, shops gain a direct opportunity to support their community, youth organizations can introduce healthy skateboarding activities into their programs and most importantly young people who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity are given the chance to learn a new skill that gives them a healthy physical outlet and instills important character traits that last a lifetime.
Along with our marquee effort each GSD, IASC and the GSF will be educating skateboard retailers on how to get the Just One Board program up and running in their community year round.
The idea behind Just One Board is simple, the cumulative effect of the program is powerful. Instead of millions of boards winding up in landfills every year, used skateboard equipment is being recycled into a community-building tool to affect positive change in cities all over the world. For more specifics or information on how to get involved please contact Josh Friedberg (949) 455-1112 or josh@skateboardiasc.org.
How can I contribute?
Dwindle Distribution has generously donated their time and space to assemble the complete boards well be giving away in New Orleans on June 21, 2012. If you have product to donate please make sure that it is in functional condition and send it to Just One Board with the following instructions:
Before Shipping
Wheels must be zip-tied or shrink-wrapped together as a set of 4 Trucks must be zip-tied together as a pair Multiple pieces of identical product can be shipped in sealed boxes, one product per box, without having to be zip-tied
Day of Shipping
Clearly mark shipment as “Just One Board” and ship to: Dwindle
225 S. Aviation Blvd. El Segundo, Ca. 90245 310 297 6126 ATTN: Just One Board
Email tracking number and inventory of shipment to: Josh Friedberg and Steve Machado
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