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SCV makes monetary and volunteer service donations to several institutions in Viana do Castelo—totalling over €1,300 EUR annually. For example, SCV organizes volunteers from their organization to help the city management authorities in cleaning up the vegetation around the coastal area regularly. Free surf courses are provided for non-profit and charity associations and SCV started the program, Nautica nas Escolas, where all school kids from Viana do Castelo have surfing as part of their school curriculum’s sports program. Over 2000 kids try out surfing every year through this project with the help of free transportation to and from the beach. APPACDM, an organization for supporting mentally impaired people, works with SCV to conduct regular surf classes and employ some of their members to do some gardening around the HPC. In the scope of the national #beactive project, SCV also provides free surf classes to older adults with the health benefits of practicing surfing in mind.