Boards for Bros - South Florida
Boards for Bros is a nonprofit that uses skateboarding to help at-risk youth develop creativity, confidence, and perseverance. We work with local skate shops and community partners to collect and refurbish skateboards that we distribute to kids in the community who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford a board.
This year, our goal is to collect donations of gently used equipment at Mad About Skateboarding Skateshop , Ramp 48 and Island Water Sports . Money raised through this campaign will buy the missing pieces we need to turn the donations into complete skateboards to be distributed in the communities surrounding each skate shop.
AN ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS DONATED $1,000 IN MATCHING FUNDS so the first $1,000 from this campaign will be DOUBLED! Our goal is to collect $2,000 in total to build at least 100 complete skateboards in 2018.
Thank you for helping us provide the gift of skateboarding to the youth of South Florida!
WHO IS BOARDS FOR BROS?
Boards for Bros focuses on at-risk youth, but our project engages the entire community. Local skateboarders donate new or gently used skateboard parts. Fundraising helps us fill in the gaps by purchasing the missing parts we need to make complete skateboards. These items are sold to us at or below cost through our industry supporters.
Once we've gathered all the necessary materials, we schedule a community build day. These events bring local skaters of all ages and backgrounds together to assemble the boards.
Finally, we hold a distribution event where the new skateboarders are paired with with volunteers to help them learn the basics they'll need to enjoy their new skateboard.
Giving a young person a skateboard invites them to join a creative, supportive community that encourages acceptance of everyone, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, or sexual orientation. It also gives them an opportunity to learn how to see the world differently, to work through pain and frustration to achieve their goals, and to become confident in their ability to succeed.