please donate shoes

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 21 - 40 of total 49 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
dave

climber
Earth
Dec 11, 2012 - 07:39pm PT
i got some shoes ill send too. I'm kind'a slow but I'm nice...sometimes. You guys wont be taking dogs to the gym will you? Just kidding.

They'll be on the way at some point in the near future, may even throw in a brand new pair (hint maybe they'll fit you)
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Dec 11, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
Will, Thank you for what you are doing for these kids.
spearshaker

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 07:46pm PT
Happy to pay for shipping. Just got our first money donation. I am working on getting a paypal account set up to simplify things.
spearshaker

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
Dave, I'm a size 42, but no, I won't nab any rubber. I'm even going to toss my beloved Mythos into the donation box this evening at the gym. It is going to hurt a bit, but it's worth it. I am new to this site and don't know if a person can post pics, but I will make a facebook page or something to show you guys how your efforts are making a difference.
spearshaker

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 04:18am PT
FYI for anyone in the Fresno, CA area. We now have a donation box at Metalmark Climbing Gym. I am taking my first group of climbers next Thursday or Friday. Again, thank you to everyone who is donating!
spearshaker

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 04:46am PT
I set up a Paypal account. If you want to donate money, the email is haskinsw@gmail.com. I am willing to pay for S&H through Paypal if you send gear.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:52am PT
hey there say, all...

wow, neat stuff going one, :)
:)
spearshaker

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 08:14am PT
Thanks, locker. Really appreciate it.
Silver

Gym climber
Pumpkin Rock
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
I think I have a couple of harness that are in great shape old but kept in a bin out of the sun and not near my marine battery collection.

Interested and I will,did them out and send them.

I don't use them as apparently the older you get the rounder you get amd well let's just say a large is a wee bit small for my fat ass.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:30pm PT
I sent a package yesterday - I'm sure the staff at the gym can show you how the figure 8s are used for belaying. Look for the envelope in the box...

Here is a bump for you. My sister teaches art at an inner city school in CT and has a budget of $1000 annually for supplies for about 500 students. Beside scrounging for donations of materials, trying to obtain grants, and extensive use of recycled material, she also spends $2000-3000 a year of her income to buy supplies.

Teachers spending their own money to help out the students is very common, but no less heroic for being common. Thanks for what you are doing.

Phyl
micronut

Trad climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
Will,

I'll hook you up soon. I have a few pair and some basic gear to give. Good on ya for gettin' some of those kids into the "sport" and hopefully someday into the mountains. Remind me if I forget if/when you see me at the gym.

Scott

Imagine, going from the hood down in the city, to a place like this some day! Let's give em an outdoor slideshow some time!

Summit Shot on Matthes Crest.
Summit Shot on Matthes Crest.
Credit: Macronut
spearshaker

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
Silver,

Send them my way. I will have the climbing gym check them out. You can mail your stuff directly to the gym. Just put attention: Will Haskins / McLane High School. Address is below. We really appreciate it.


METALMARK
4042 N. Cedar
Fresno, CA 93726
T 559 229-7900
spearshaker

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
Scott,

That is a great idea. Possibly an end of the year trip. I'll look for you at the gym. We are planning our first climb at MetalMark next Friday around 3:00 pm.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 13, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
I probably have at least four pairs I could part with...

Seven pairs will be coming your way tomorrow...

Locker - I HOPE you aren't sending out ones people sent you to resole! Especially Prod's shoes....

(just kidding)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 13, 2012 - 07:06pm PT

Happie

Those shoes are in Turkmenistan now, won't be going to the gym!!!!
Blodgett Goat

Trad climber
Missoula, Montana
Dec 17, 2012 - 06:29pm PT
I have a lot of prototype or 'imperfect' chalk bags I'd be willing to send your way. They're totally functional; I just wouldn't want to sell them due to minor aestetic errors.

If you need some bags let me know :)
spearshaker

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 07:22pm PT
Hey Goat.

Yes, I need chalk bags. Forgot to ask for them. I just emailed you the address.
Blodgett Goat

Trad climber
Missoula, Montana
Dec 17, 2012 - 07:25pm PT
I'll send you a box tomorrow :)

Thank you for organizing this!
spearshaker

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
I just got home from teaching and had three boxes of shoes at my door. I can't explain what this means to me and my students. All of you are making a huge difference and we are creating some momentum. Black Diamond is selling us gear at wholesale, the gym is stepping up big time with discounts and advertising, my Principal is helping with funds, and we are even getting some cash donations. Wow.
spearshaker

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 07:34pm PT
Yes sir. Taking it to the gym right now. Adding it to the donation box. My kids can't wait for Friday. Thank you so much.
Messages 21 - 40 of total 49 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews