Hoods To Woods Foundation

Our mission

The Hoods to Woods Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that promotes awareness of the outdoors to inner city children through Snowboarding.

“I have the greatest job in the world teaching snowboarding” 
Omar diaz – co founder

Our story

in 2009, hoods to woods was created with the idea that everyone should have access to the outdoors. our co-founders Brian paupaw and omar diaz grew up in underserved communities in New York city and understand that sharing their passion for the outdoors can have a positive impact on inner city youth.

“I grew up in nyc housing projects, to come back and teach is humbling”
brian paupaw – exEcutive director & co founder

how you
can help

There many ways you can help Hoods to woods continue programming. We accept cash donations, volunteering, or snowboard clothing and equipment in good condition. Please choose any option below.

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 all purchases of hoods to woods merchandise will help fund our programs. 

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