TaKorean (DC Street Food, Inc.) is excited to start our Community Giving program by donating 1% of our total sales for the month of September to Trips for Kids Metro DC (TFK). When I decided to donate 1% of gross sales to local charities, I specifically wanted to contribute to environmental issues and at-risk youth. TFK combines these philosophies perfectly by introducing inner-city at-risk children to the wonders of the outdoors through mountain biking primarily. This experience gives opportunity to well-needed physical exercise, a better understanding of their surrounding environment, a greater appreciation of the nature parks in their own communities and a chance to push their own barriers and overcome obstacles. At the end of an event, they are tired and stand prouder for their accomplishments.
TFK is an award winning organization that focuses on children’s health, environmental responsibility and confidence building. They provide opportunities for children to get outside, be active and enjoy nature while receiving important education and mentoring. Over the past eight years they have created a holistic approach to encouraging youth to be active outdoors by starting a mountain bike race series, becoming involved with the Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) program and providing classes, camps, festivals, and leading family-friendly bike rides.
Supporting the children in our communities sets the stage for a great quality of life. Whether they are on the trail to school, dirt trail or trail of life TFK provides the opportunity for our children to be healthier and more confident in their abilities. DC Street Food, Inc. is thrilled to support TFK’s program for the month of September 2010 and I encourage our customers to get involved as well at www.trailsforyouth.org/.