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OUR PURPOSE

At Boards 4 Buddies our goal is to connect deserving youth with pre-loved surf and skate equipment along with the necessary safety and accessory gear to put it into play.

There are several steps to this process:

Please consider helping us in our mission by offering boards or a donation.

 

TALKIN' STORY

Boards 4 Buddies was inspired by a student in my fourth grade class with a love for skateboarding...

I had tried everything I could think of to connect with this student to get him excited about learning. It wasn't until I gave him an opportunity to write an essay about skateboarding that I saw him truly try in school. He spent weeks planning and preparing his essay, and his confidence in the classroom skyrocketed. The Friday before Spring Break is always full of excitement as kids prepare to head out on trips and fun family adventures. When I asked him if he was planning to skate over Spring Break, he told me he didn't have a board. My heart sank as I realized that I had been talking to him about skateboarding for months without realizing he didn't have access to a board of his own. I shared this story with my good friend and pro skater Zach Miller who quickly offered up not one but two of his old skateboards.

We realized right away that by helping people recycle old equipment, we could make a huge impact on many kids' lives. Thus began Boards 4 Buddies.

 

B4B IN THE NEWS

 

OUR B4B FAMILY

Brit ~ the Teacher

Nic ~ the Shaper

Zach ~ the Talent
@zakramiller

 

OUR BIG BUDDIES (THE PROS)

Zach Miller ~ Skateboarder
@zakramiller
Matt Meola ~ Surfer
@mattmeola
Summer Macedo ~ Surfer
@summermacedo
 
Nora Vasconcellos ~ Skateboarder
@noravexplora
Jesse Richman ~ Kiteboarder
@jesserichman
Chris Miyashiro ~ Artist
@chrismiyashiro
 
Ian Gentil ~ Surfer
@iangentil
Jimmy Wilkins ~ Skateboarder
@jimmy_wilkins
Shea Donavan ~ Skateboarder
@sheadonavan
 
Albee Layer ~ Surfer
@live.fast.die.old
 
 

 

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CONTACT US | DONATE | SEND ALOHA

We've been working hard distributing 70 boards since March 2022.

If you would like to help us with shipping, repair and accessory equipment expenses we would gladly accept a check made out to Boards 4 Buddies or a donation via PayPal below.

If you wish to donate boards or other equipment please send pictures and other pertinent info via email.

Mailing Address: 25 Hale Lio Place, Haiku, HI 96708
Email Address: boards4buddies@gmail.com
PayPal: Click yellow button below.

Suggested Donation Packages:
  • World Traveler (Board Relocation Fees and Event Support) - $200
  • Skate Protection Pack (Helmet and Pads) - $100
  • Surf Starter Pack (Leash and Fins) - $50
  • Life Saver (Repairs) - $25

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS