Every year in Bend, Oregon Tiina gets out there and collects rubber inner tubes from The Motoshop and maybe some of the local bicycle shops, too. She has even been known to really try something challenging and design a dress from skateboards and bearings from OG local board and beer shop. Tiina loves to collaborate with a Local Artist known as Zoey who adds her style to these beautiful runway pieces to help raise money for Realms Charter School in Bend, Oregon. They have created several designs over the years for the Rubbish Renewed show and Realms Charter School. Check out this event around the winter holidays.
Another connection Tiina has to the community is skateboarding.
Tiina has partnered with this Central Oregon Sk8Share to build a wider donation base while sharing the love for skateboarding with Under Supported Youth in the community. These kids may not be able to afford a skateboard or safety equipment but Central Oregon Sk8 Share makes sure it is provided for them through reaching out to donors and then gifting these kids. These kids have an opportunity to be part of this amazing skateboarding community here in beautiful Central Oregon.