Skate Journeys relies on donations for about 21% of our budget. You can support us in expanding our school. In 2010 we received our 501(C)3 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 Form 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.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. We bring in a bit above $100,000 in program revenue already through classes, camps and after-school programs. Thank you for attending our programs and for donating!Your donations go to a wide variety of areas and programs and we have listed a few below, each of which is awesome that we have this capacity:-They allow us to offer free camps, classes and after-school programs to those who cannot afford our programs;-Creating new programs that may initially not have enough attendance to cover the cost of the program (like starting Saturday classes at Jewish Day School which only had 22 people the first week and needs 45 to cover our costs);-Offering free classes to our staff so they can improve their skating; creating new systems for administrative purposes that allow us to offer better customer service;-Hiring staff for classes and camps that follows our commitment to Youth Development;
-Hiring new volunteers;
-Offering programs one-on-one to those who may not otherwise have access due to being on the spectrum or having a disability that suggests they would do better with one-on-one teaching.