Do you have an old skateboard getting dusty in the closet? Or, maybe there is a surfboard just sitting in the garage? Are you really using that longboard? I and many others believe that holidays are the perfect time to recycle the old sports gear in your closet. Last year, Air and Earth extreme sports center created a new and used sports gear toy drive that Stylee PR helped to promote. The toy drive was a success and so Adam Von Ins and Elea Faucheron, the owners of the store, are bringing it back this year again.
Their goal is to help kids, both little and big, have a toy this holiday season. By collecting used and new sports gear and toys to help kids stay active, Air & Earth’s 13 Days of Xmas runs from December 1st to 20th, 2010.
With a dual focus on exercising and recycling, they collected more than 1,000 used toys and recycled them to locals in need. Including 27 families overlooked by other charities.
Air & Earth’s 13 Days of Xmas are focused on making toys available to those in need missed by traditional charitable drives. Faucheron and Von Ins urge those who know of someone in need of help this holiday season to contact them. In addition, they are helping local organizations including Windwood Farms, East Cooper Community Outreach and Louie’s Kids collect specific items such as weights, bands, jump ropes, exercise balls, basketballs, baseballs, football, bike helmets and more.
Air & Earth are collecting the following items: Good Used / New Sporting Goods Items accepted include:
– Ground Sports: Skateboards, Wave boards, Inline Skates & Longboards
– Water Sports: Surfboards, Stand-up Paddleboards, Wakeboarding & Kiteboarding
– Snow Sports: Snowboards & Snow Skis
– Team Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer Ball and Volley Ball
– Helmets, Pads, Wetsuits and any accessory complementing the above items
For those rainy days, you can also donate the following items. They must be new and in original packaging:
– Board Games
– Playing Cards
– Art & School Supplies
Air & Earth are accepting donations from both individuals and businesses. If you know kids needing toys, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-388-9300. Those who donate will receive a $5 gift card. They will also offer 13 bigger kid toys at drastically reduced pricing to help those less fortunate. Presented by Buddy the Elf, one item will be featured daily starting December 1st on the store’s Facebook page and website. Learn about each item online at www.CatchSomeAir.us.
Air & Earth’s two-story surf, skate and kite sports center is located at 1313 Long Grove Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. For more information, please visit www.catchsomeair.us.