Skate Journeys relies on donations for about 21% of our budget. You can support us in expanding our school. In 2010 we received our 501C3 status and you have been generous annually to assist us in first, growing our school, and now, expanding our school. We’ve got our vans, our equipment, and the back-end items like an HR Director, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables and an accountant who keeps her pencil sharp and ensures we are up to date on reports such as our quarterlies and 990s for the government. We’ve build a solid foundation and now it’s time to move to the next level by expanding our school with Skate PE and more classes and programs. To do that, we need your support.
To expand for 2019, we have hired a part-time Sales Coordinator who is creating a pathway for finding locations for Skate PE, After-School programs and Mobile events. This is a challenge for our finances because we have to hire the person prior to receiving the additional revenue. Your support for 2019 will make a difference in paying for someone to expand our programs. In 2018 we were at $124,000 and in order to continue to thrive, we need to expand that to $200,000, and our Sales Coordinator will be a salaried position. We hire terrific people and this person is both a skater and has a successful background in sales!
Our annual fundraising goal is $30,000.00 and we appreciate your consideration and support as you look at your gift giving for the year. Thank you for donating!
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Skate Journeys is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational and charitable organization. All donations to Skate Journeys are tax deductible. Our classes, camps, after school programs and weekend classes provide program fees that attend to a large part of our annual budget, but we must rely on donations to fiscally thrive due to the plethora of free and low cost programs we offer. We are fortunate to have a large staff of volunteers, but we also have a paid staff to manage various necessary aspects.
We are both committed and successful at providing skating to some of the lowest poverty levels in the state. We also provide free instructor training, Youth Development and specialty classes in areas that would not otherwise be served. Grants and donations help us improve our services while keeping fees as low as possible to serve a diverse population.
Skate Journeys offers instructor apprentice programs including one for junior instructors (12-18 years). Junior instructors have the opportunity to acquire job skills, provide community service, and do something they love. At Skate Journeys we actively strive to look for opportunities to develop our students’ full potential, especially among our youth.
With your donation, we can bring skating to more people, and help everyone enjoy all the benefits that skating has to offer: empowering confidence, inspiring learning, building community, improving fitness and developing youth.
We prefer this method of donation, it is secure, takes all credit cards and the donation it is linked into our Accounting Software in case you need another copy of your donation at a later date. You may also let us know if your employer will match your donation via this method.
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To TEACH people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds, the sport of inline and roller skating
To CREATE and promote physical education and build healthier communities through skating and other playful communities
To PROVIDE instructional programs empowering individuals’ educational, professional and personal growth