Board Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization that is run with an all volunteer board/officers and volunteer base (no one is a paid employee).
Our Mission Statement:
Board Rescue is a 501(c)(3) public benefit non-profit corporation dedicated to providing skateboards & safety equipment to organizations that work with underprivileged and/or at-risk children and to organizations that work with special needs children.
Board Rescue began operations in 2008 and since its inception 1000's of children across the United States have benefited from their participation in skateboarding. In addition to keeping kids healthy and strong, being active for 60 minutes each day has been shown to increase concentration and focus, improve classroom attendance and behavior, boost academic performance and of course there are the many health benefits to exercising on a regular basis. Learning to skateboard and progressing in to learning new tricks can lead to more confidence and it certainly teaches children the lesson that hard work and commitment can lead to positive results.
Today we get mostly small monetary donations from individuals who donate to us, other donations come in the form of hard goods (decks, trucks, wheels etc) from our supporters with in the skateboard industry. 95 cents of every dollar donated to Board Rescue is used to purchase skateboards, the other 5 cents is used to cover operating expenses including shipping donations to organizations, web hosting, small office supplies and a few marketing items like stickers and cards etc.
Our operating budget is less then 10K per year, If we had more funds we certainly could support more youth organizations with skateboard equipment as we get way more applications for skateboards then we have to donate.