Stepping Up and Making a Difference

Grind For Kids Philipp Postrehovsky

Although RentMoola is committed to its NO PAPER. ALL PERKS. mission our team also has a strong commitment to social good.  Here’s one example.

Last year I completed 100 Grouse Grinds in support of Grind For Kids and with the help of generous donors raised over $6000 for the Cardiology Department at BC Children’s Hospital. You may be asking yourself one or all of these questions:

1. What is the Grouse Grind?

The Grouse Grind is a 2.9-kilometre trail with 2,800 feet of vertical gain up the face of Grouse Mountain. It is commonly referred to by Vancouverites as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”. Over 100,000 Grinds were completed last year.

2. Why did I complete 100 Grouse Grinds?

I was getting ‘paid’ over $60 to make each Grouse Grind count for BC Children’s Hospital! I also founded Grind For Kids in 2010 and have been an Ambassador for the charity program since the beginning.

3. What is Grind For Kids?

Grind For Kids is in its fifth year and leverages the enthusiasm of the thousands of people in the Vancouver area that do the Grouse Grind on a regular basis. People sign up and ask friends, family and co-workers to pledge $1 or more for every Grouse Grind they do between now and October. At the end of the season participants will share their success with the people who have pledged them and request they fulfill their pledges. One time donations are also accepted.

In four years over 20,000 Grouse Grinds have counted towards BC Children’s Hospital Foundation & over $605,000 has been raised for BC’s sick kids.

How are you stepping up and making a difference?

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Philipp Postrehovsky

The author Philipp Postrehovsky

Philipp is the Co-founder and COO of RentMoola. He's a disruptive marketer, creative think tank, social media leader and a passionate philanthropist. He's also a breaking news junkie and will do almost anything for some burrata cheese!

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