Whenever there is a crisis that requires the red cross you can almost bet that 100% of the donations that they receive do not go to the crisis at hand. That's why its always best to do what you can all by yourself, without the middleman. Whether it be a helping hand or donating money to those directly affected, doing it yourself will be more rewarding and you will be able to rest assured knowing where exactly your donation went.
This brings us to Vance (pictured above). Vance is on a mission to go surfing in Costa Rica. On his first trip to Jaco Beach in 2001 he became friends with some of the locals. When it was time for him to leave he ended up leaving what gear he had for those that really needed it. Since then he has managed to organize at least 6 deliveries of donated items.
Here's how it works: if you are in the Vail, Colorado area you can get a hold of Vance, through Buzz's Board Shop (thats the best I got right now), pick up a set of Guano Wheels and a set of wheels will be donated to a kid that would really appreciate it in Costa Rica.
This project is just in the beginning stages so more info will be available as I get it. And until we figure out exactly how we fit in, besides providing product, we will do what we can to generate some stoke. If you would like to help out but can't make it to Colorado on your way to the corner store, you can purchase a set of Guano Wheels on our online store at jollyroger.bigcartel.com and for every set that we sell we will donate an item. We might not be able to give wheels every time but I have some old school pads and such that would be just as good as a set of rad wheels.