NHS Gives Back
Posted on Sep 12, 2021
A portion of every order will help fund projects or product donations with a shared goal in mind: Giving back to skate communities around the world, making skateboarding a fun and accessible sport. Projects go from building skateparks in underserved areas of the world, education through skateboarding, supporting gender and ethnicity inclusivity as well as environmental causes.
You can find below a list of non-profit organizations we partner with, learn more about them and the projects your orders helped fund.
NHS is proud to partner with Make Life Skate Life and their commitment to keep skateboarding accessible to all communities.
Make Life Skate Life (MLSL) is a non-profit organization that makes skateboarding accessible in low-income countries. NHS Skate Direct is donating 1% of all orders to MLSL in order to help them build skateparks in underserved communities around the world.
Since 2013, MLSL has built 10 community skateparks in areas with up-and-coming skate scenes but with no safe places to skate. These skateparks have contributed to the growth of local skate scenes and have provided a place for international grassroots skateboarding to flourish. All skateparks are free, public spaces and are designed and built in collaboration with local skaters and community leaders.
Skate After School began as a small community project in 2012. We have since grown into a nonprofit organization providing weekly after-school programming to over 240 underserved children across eight schools.
With donations, Skate After School is able to supply each student with the equipment and protective gear necessary to participate. Our team of trained volunteers leads instruction and ensures that fun and safety are top priorities.
Skate After School also awards annual summer camp scholarships to select students. The recipients join peers from all over the world at Woodward West in California for an exciting week of skateboarding and mentorship.
Additionally, SAS participates in community outreach events at Phoenix-area homeless shelters and refugee centers throughout the year. We donate refurbished skateboards to individuals in need, providing them with a crucial tool for mobility.
Skate-Aid stands for a holistic, self-determined approach to the support of young people in the context of youth aid, sport, culture and international understanding. Our Mission: We empower kids! Since 2009, we use the pedagogical power of skateboarding in our worldwide projects. It gives kids and teenagers orientation and identity-creating freedom in their orientation phase and helps them to develop into strong individuals on the basis of self-determination and intrinsic motivation. Thus, skate-aid provides sustainable socialization, prevention and peace work, where social injustices and difficult living conditions endanger young people and inhibit their development.
The mission of Skate Wild is to connect skateboarders to the outdoors. Through the Skate Wild trips we offer opportunities to learn about the outdoors and how to feel more comfortable in wild spaces.
1% of NHS Skate Direct sales were donated to Skate Like A Girl in 2018.MISSION
To create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social justice through skateboarding.VISION
Skate Like A Girl Empowers skaters, especially young women and/or trans people, to grow into strong, confident leaders who promote and implement social equity.VALUES
Skate Life A Girl values experiential learning and civic participation, by providing opportunities to be involved in the skateboarding community.
1% of NHS Skate Direct sales were donated to Jacob's Heart in 2016.
Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services provides family-centered care that addresses the emotional, practical and financial struggles for families of children and teens during treatment, families experiencing anticipatory grief and those who are bereaved.
Save Our Shore's mission is to steward Clean Shores, Healthy Habitats, and Living Waters to foster a thriving Monterey Bay and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. They focus on these three areas because they believe they are the most critical conditions for a healthy marine ecosystem.
Founded in 1970, Woodward PA is the first Woodward Camp. Conveniently located near Penn State University, Woodward PA originally began as a gymnastics summer camp. Programming has since expanded to include sports like skateboarding, BMX, and scooter - as well as cheer, parkour, and power tumbling.