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Help Skate Like a Girl Recover from a Bus Crash

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On January 24th, tragedy struck our Skate Like a Girl indoor skate park in Seattle, WA. A King County Metro bus collided with our space during our Wednesday evening student skate session. Miraculously, all 30 children and young adults inside escaped unharmed, including the 25 passengers onboard, but our facility suffered extensive damage, rendering it unusable for the foreseeable future.

In the aftermath, our dedicated team has been tirelessly working to salvage our programs and events, which serve an average of 350 skaters weekly. However, the road ahead is uncertain, as we currently lack a permanent home for Skate Like a Girl Seattle. That's where you come in.

We've set an ambitious goal of $40,000 to cover staff hours, expenses for relocating equipment and ramps, site improvements, and more. This fund will expedite our return to fulfilling our mission of creating a more inclusive community through skateboarding.

The impact of our warehouse extends far beyond the physical space. After opening the warehouse, participation in our Seattle chapter skyrocketed by 233%. It allowed us to provide consistent hours for local staff, host events like birthdays and fundraisers, and foster multigenerational connections in a safe environment.

Now, as we face the challenge of rebuilding, we invite you to be a crucial part of our comeback story. Help Skate Like a Girl rise from this unfortunate event even stronger. Your support will continue to allow us to create more access to skateboarding, revive a community and empower us to continue our mission. Join us on this journey, and let's roll toward a brighter, more inclusive future together.

Breakdown of $40K

Rent for a new space = $20K
Permits and insurance for temporary program spaces = $5K
Staff hours = $10K
Lost program revenue = $5K

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Reporting on Incident:

Donations 

  • Grant Yansura
    • $50 
    • 14 d
  • Nick Grasso
    • $20 
    • 14 d
  • spencer gilley
    • $5 
    • 15 d
  • Sam Korman
    • $20 
    • 15 d
  • Bo Overton
    • $20 
    • 15 d

Organizer

Kim Woozy
Organizer
Seattle, WA
Skate Like A Girl
 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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