Sofia from The Grass Skirt Project is organising a donation drive for surfers in Papua New Guinea so they can safely participate and compete in the sport.
The Grass Skirt Project is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to increase gender equality and reduce family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea and they do this through enabling and encouraging people to participate in sports, such as surfing. Papua New Guinea is Australia's closest neighbour and it is one of the most dangerous places in the world for women. 58% of women have experienced intimate partner violence and 55% of women have experienced sexual violence in Papua New Guinea.
To coincide with Papua New Guinea hosting it's first ever World Surf League (WSL) World Longboard Tour event in March 2017, the GSP crew are collecting donated surfboards, fins, legropes, wax, boardies, rashies and swimsuits. These donated goods will be distributed through the Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea's network of affiliated surf clubs, whose members are local Papua New Guinean people. These members are both accomplished and aspiring surfers, and desperately need assistance to be able to start and continue their surfing journeys.
AS A THANK YOU FOR BEING RAD WE'RE GIVING AWAY $30 GIFT CARDS TO ANYONE DONATING TO THIS PROJECT:
Simply post your donation on instagram or our Facebook page and tag us @saltgypsy #saltgypsy #grassSkirtproject to receive your gift card.
If you would like to donate, please ship directly to the below address:
Attn: Sofia Bartlett
c/o- Kina Petroleum
Level 6, 9-13 Young Street
Sydney, 2000 NSW
DROP IN DONATIONS IN SYDNEY:
26 Clyde Rd
Dee Why NSW 2099
North Bondi NSW 2026
6/25 George St
North Strathfield, Sydney NSW 2135
DROP IN DONATIONS IN BRISBANE:
601 Nudgee Rd
Nundah, Brisbane QLD 4012