Thursday, December 27, 2012

Day 362: Helped Grind Out Hunger

Santa Cruz is a really cool, really chill town.  It is known as Surf City U.S.A., and while the surfing is king here, skateboarding is just as big a part of the culture.  In this town, home to Santa Cruz Skateboards, it is common place to seeing people get to wherever they need to go by way of skateboard.  Now I am not one that has ever partaken in skateboarding outside of slipping and falling on my butt a few times, but I am always in awe of skaters both professional and amateur.  Today, I went by a place that was using the uniting power of skateboarding to make a change in the world.  Grind Out Hunger is a non-profit organization started by skateboarders with the intention to help decrease childhood hunger and malnutrition by 50% by 2015.  They look to do this by mobilizing the youth of greater Santa Cruz county (whom they reach by skate shows at schools around the area) to raise money and food through their school.  This evening they will have an event in association with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the National Basketball Developmental League, and I am going to help donate to that event.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to help grind out hunger by donating to said organization.  It is our last evening in California, and while it has been a great trip, I am ready to get back to Chicago for the last few acts.


  1. great people...great fun...great acts....

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