WHAT: Can’d Aid volunteers will build 70 skateboards on Aug. 25 at Central Machine Works in Austin to be donated to 4th and 5th graders at Oak Springs Elementary. The in-person, surprise donation event on Aug. 26 will include a live demonstration to provide a few tips and tricks, as well as inspiration to encourage the kids to get active outside.
Skateboard Build - Aug. 25, 5-7 pm
Donation - Aug, 26, 2-3 pm
Skateboard Build - Central Machine Works (4824 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702)
Donation - Oak Springs Elementary (3601 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX)
MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend the skateboard build and the donation event. A representative from the hosting organization, non-profit Can'd Aid, will be available for interviews at both events.
WHY: Children average 7 hours of screen time per day and only 1 in 5 gets the daily recommended amount of exercise. Through its Treads + Trails program, Can’d Aid helps combat these troubling statistics. Can’d Aid has donated more than 2,000 bikes and skateboards nationally to students in the past year. At a time when our nation’s youth are experiencing extreme levels of anxiety, depression and mental health issues, Can’d Aid’s programs provide healthy and active outlets for underserved and at-risk children across the country. To donate, join the do-goodery or find out more, please visit candaid.org.
CONTACT: Please RSVP
About Can’d Aid
Can’d Aid is a nationally recognized nonprofit that rallies volunteers from all walks of life to build thriving communities. Through their unique integrated approach, they distribute water, increase access and opportunities for underserved youth to experience music, arts and the outdoors; and protect and restore the environment. Since inception in 2013, more than 2.7 million cans of water have been distributed, over 12,000 skateboards and bikes have been built for underprivileged youth, more than 2,500 instruments have been donated and the equivalent of 73 million aluminum cans have been recycled. To donate, volunteer or learn more, please visit candaid.org.