On Friday September 20th 2013 a Skateistan Fundraiser was held in Philadelphia, USA. It was not only time to put on your dancing shoes, but to raise money for a good cause by auctioning artist decks. All donations and profits went directly to Skateistan. People showed up in a big way, by the end of the night every single piece of art work was sold in a silent auction. A fantastic total of 1570 USD was raised at the event.
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 instead that we’d do two fundraising drives a year that not only ask for donations, but also show you the impact your donations have on the lives of Skateistan’s students.
From July 8th-14th, as a part of the Summer 2013 “Keep Skateistan Rolling” drive, we will release two new videos which give you a glimpse into the daily lives of the amazing youth we work with at our project sites in Kabul, Afghanistan and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The video stories also give you an idea of how your donations provide new opportunities and enrich the lives of Skateistan’s students, especially the skater girls in Afghanistan and Cambodia.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Roxie and gave in support of Skateistan.
In November, Organized Disorder planned an extensive event in San Francisco in support of Skateistan, which raised an impressive $1300. All proceeds will go directly to Skateistan’s programs and operations in Afghanistan and Cambodia, and our headquarters in Berlin