As we set out to build a charitable component to our business we each selected organizations that we felt aligned with on a personal level and then brought them together to benefit from a corporate and individually funded giving program.
We are grateful for the work of these non-profits and it is our pleasure to support their efforts through our bi-annual contributions. If you are curious to learn more please call us.
Bay Area SCORES: www.bayareascores.org – The Bay Area SCORES seeks to inspire in urban children a lasting dedication to education, healthy living, and civic responsibility. This division is active at 12 public elementary schools in San Francisco in the Bayview, Hunter's Point and Excelsior neighborhoods in addition to 6 schools in East Oakland! Bay Area SCORES, now with 18 schools, is the second largest affiliate with of America SCORES, the nation's largest inner-city soccer and literacy program.
Big Sky Youth Empowerment: www.byep.org - The Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project, Inc. believes that youth are the World’s greatest asset. Their programs target high-school aged, disadvantaged youth and seek to provide them the opportunity for empowerment through outdoor activity and social-emotional learning opportunities. They believe it is our responsibility to provide these experiences at no cost to the youth and enjoy building community through pro-social involvement.
Camp Goodtimes (program through the American Cancer Society): www.cancer.org - Camp Goodtimes is an outdoor adventure where children ages 7 to 17 can have the opportunity to enjoy the many activities meant for childhood. Camp Goodtimes is a medically-supervised, week-long camp, and is free to all cancer patients -- so that all children, no matter what their family’s financial situation, will have the opportunity to enjoy the experience.
Conservation Alliance: www.conservationalliance.com - The Conservation Alliance is a non-profit organization of outdoor businesses whose collective annual membership dues support grassroots citizen-action groups and their efforts to protect wild and natural areas. One hundred percent of its member companies' dues go directly to diverse, local community groups across the nation.
FEAR Project: www.fearproject.org - FEAR is a multi-media documentary project combining both photo and radio journalism to tell personal stories of sexual violence. Not simply an exercise in rape recollection, FEAR documents real people coping with the lasting effects of sexual assault. The purpose is to create dialog which, it is hoped, will help build a community less likely to silence survivors. FEAR is a 3-board member nonprofit created by Tim Matsui, a Seattle-local and active participant in the rock climbing/alpine community.
Fusion International: www.fusion-international.org - Fusion's mission is to empower internally displaced persons worldwide by providing services that alleviate poverty, protect human rights, and promote dignity and self-sufficiency. Fusion also raises awareness of the global crisis of internal displacement through education for the general public. Fusion International is based out of Seattle.
Kids With Cameras: www.kids-with-cameras.org - Kids with Cameras is a non-profit organization that teaches the art of photography to marginalized children in communities around the world. They share the children’s vision and voices with the world through exhibitions, books, websites and film. Kids with Cameras is committed to furthering the children’s general education beyond photography either by linking with local organizations to provide scholarships or by developing their own schools with a focus on leadership and the arts.
International Refugee Committee (Indonesian Earthquake): www.theirc.org - The International Rescue Committee brings lifesaving aid to refugees and other displaced people whose lives have been uprooted by violent conflict, oppression, or natural disaster. Purdy Associates has asked that our money go toward relief of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck central Java on May 27 and that has killed nearly 6,000 people and injured tens of thousands in a region already threatened by the volatile Mt. Merapi volcano. Some 650,000 people have been left homeless by the disaster.
Project Aware: www.projectaware.org - Project AWARE Foundation is the dive industry’s leading nonprofit environmental organization. Project AWARE Foundation conserves underwater environments through education, advocacy and action.
Seattle SCORES: www.seattlescores.org - The mission of Seattle SCORES is to inspire in urban children a lasting dedication to education, healthy living, and civic responsibility. They achieve this through out-of-school time programs that combine soccer, creative writing, and community service, with teamwork as a unifying value. Part of the umbrella program, America SCORES this division works with the children of Seattle.
Southern Utah Wilderness Association: www.suwa.org - The mission of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans. SUWA promotes local and national recognition of the region’s unique character through research and public education; supports both administrative and legislative initiatives to permanently protect the Colorado Plateau wild places within the National Park and National Wilderness Preservation System or by other protective designations where appropriate; builds national support for such initiatives on both the local and national level; and provides leadership within the conservation movement through uncompromising advocacy for wilderness preservation.
Washington Water Trails Association: www.wwta.org – The mission of WWTA is to establish access, recreation and educational opportunities in an environmentally sensitive manner for users of human and wind-powered, beachable water craft on the marine and inland waterways of Washington State.
Western Environmental Law Center: www.westernlaw.org - The Western Environmental Law Center is a non-profit, public interest law firm dedicated to defending the West. They proudly represent activists, Indian tribes, local governments, and citizen groups who seek to protect and restore the forests, rivers, grasslands, wildlife, and human communities of the West.