Since 2007 we’ve rarely asked our supporters for donations but as a grassroots NGO 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 we’d make this fundraising drive all about showing you some behind-the-scenes action at Skateistan.
Over the first week of December, as a part of the “Keep Skateistan Rolling” drive, we released a new daily video, giving you a glimpse into daily life at our project sites and the amazing youth we work with. The video stories also give you an idea of how your holiday donations can impact the lives of Skateistan’s students, especially the skater girls in Afghanistan and Cambodia.
A few examples:
$10 - Transport for 10 Cambodian youth to and from Skateistan for 2 weeks
$20 – Fuel to bring 140 girls in Kabul to Skateistan each week
$50 – Management training course for one female Afghan staff member
Every donation, no matter how small, helps keep Skateistan students rolling towards new opportunities and personal empowerment. To those of you who donate even more, we love you for it and we'll put it to good use!
This year, consider making a donation in the name of your friend or family member that will give the gift of skateboarding to Afghan and Cambodian children.
How to join the campaign:
1) Take 2 minutes to support Skateistan, and make a donation right now!
2) Give the perfect Christmas gift by making a donation in the name of a friend or family member.
3) Share our posts and videos on Facebook, Twitter, and through email, or even in-person with humans!
4)Promote the campaign through your website, blog or business.
We appreciate any support you can offer!
As of December 10th, 2012, E-card and photo prizes are no longer available to new donors of the "Keep Skateistan Rolling" fundraising drive.
As a part of the initial video campaign, from December 3rd to 9th:
- Donations over $10 received a Skateistan e-card
- Donations over $20 were entered into a draw to win 1 of 10 limited edition Skateistan prints
Note: Donors must provide a valid e-mail address to receive e-card. E-cards will be sent via email on the 10th of December to the email address given. Only donations made on Crowdrise or Paypal are eligible. Prize photos will be 8”x12” or 8”x10” and only donors in North America, EU, UK are eligible.