A pair of cleats can mean the world to a child. A team uniform can represent a sense of belonging. There are many communities where children love soccer but don’t have the resources to play. Your donated soccer items will have a second life after being matched with a child who can use them.
Give for the Goal is a volunteer network, founded by a youth soccer player to benefit the lives of other youth soccer players.
Give for the Goal is still on a hiatus from soccer collections right now. The pandemic has hampered our operations greatly.
But we would like to share a note we just received from our Haiti friends. While we are not collecting soccer donations now, we would still like to help our partner Reunion Sportive d’Haiti. The need in Haiti is heartbreaking. Please consider a tax deductible gift to this worthy cause.
Our organization (www.rshaiti.org) is a safe charity to support, as we are trying to keep hundreds of poor children educated, healthy, fed, and safe. We are reaching out because you share our vision that every child deserves the best start in life. This includes a healthy birth, proper nutrition, and a quality early childhood education. What you do today will impact their future.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to buy educational materials (books, school supplies), hygiene kits, Christmas gifts, and food for the children in our new kindergarten. Your donation will help us tip the balance of life in favor of these poor children. Their survival is at grave risk due to object poverty, adverse impacts of the recent earthquake and other natural disasters, political instability, and gang violence that has taken over Haiti. Our organization is deeply committed to these children’s well-being and is determined to make a difference by investing in their health and education to unlock their full potential.
We thank you in advance for your generosity. Tax-deductible donations can be made safely on our website at www.rshaiti.org
Reunion Sportive d’Haiti, Inc. 903 Kennebec Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 www.rshaiti.org
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Give for the Goal is on collection hiatus right now, but we hope to be able to resume operations in 2023. Please donate locally!
You can organize a cleat donation drive.
Do you live in OC California or the Baltimore MD area? If so, you can organize your own soccer donation drive within your school or club. Or if you can get your gear t to us, we welcome donations from wherever you are!
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Give for the Goal is on collection hiatus right now, but we hope to be able to resume operations soon.
Please donate locally!
Give for the Goal is a small all-volunteer run organization collecting primarily from South Orange County California and the Baltimore Area. Unfortunately, we cannot pay to ship your goods or pick up from donors far away. But if you can get your gear to us, we will appreciate your donations!
CLEATS CLEAT CLEATS!
WE NEED CLEATS IN GOOD CONDITION We love cleats! Cleats are always needed and are a coveted item. Some of the kids have never worn real cleats.
Gently-used cleats (No holes or tears, please.) Please remove dirt – rubber band, place in bag or gently tie laces together.
Worried your cleats are too worn to donate? If in doubt – please donate! We are especially in need of larger sizes.
Whole team set of uniforms (14+ player kits or jerseys) We are looking for whole team uniforms or jerseys. Any team. Any club.
Retired Irvine Slammers Kits – We are still collecting retired Irvine Slammers Kits! (maroon series) Whole game kits or just the jerseys are a terrific donation.
We accept other gear in good condition.
Pop-up goals, Goalie Gear, Referee kits, training cones etc.
We are working to help youth in the US with Soccer Without Borders Baltimore.
Soccer Without Borders, Baltimore, runs youth development programs that equip newcomer refugee and immigrant youth. The program provides safe spaces where young people feel cared for, have a voice and can experience the joy of sport.
Refugees are one of the most vulnerable populations in the world, with nearly 30 million children displaced from their home countries. Many program participants have come to the US under difficult circumstances from countries such as Sudan, DRC, Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Honduras, Ecuador, and El Salvador and most recently Syria. Many children in this group are getting the opportunity to participate in organized soccer for the first time in their lives.
With Project Baltimore, Give for the Goal has provided jerseys, shorts, socks, goalie shirts, referee outfits, cones, and balls to children from these underserved communities. We are committed to keeping Project Baltimore open as an ongoing project.
While Give for the Goal helps contribute to the soccer needs of Camp Haiti, the Haiti is about a lot more than soccer. In addition to giving the kids a chance to play sports, Camp Haiti helps prevent juvenile delinquency and helps kids through local community empowerment, positive social interaction and youth leadership development and community stabilization.
For many kids at Camp Haiti, this activity is the only extracurricular activity available in their community. The kids are are provided with a healthy meal every day. And at camp they are safe and engaged in sporting and academically enriching activities.
After Hurricane Matthew destroyed the southern part of Haiti, Reunion Sportive has undertaken a reforestation project by planting trees to strengthen the local communities, reverse the environmental degradation, and combat climate change.
The kids learn new skills and develop new hobbies. They work as part of a team and help to set goals and plan activities with others. They make new friends, learn about their lives, and celebrate their similarities and their differences. They grow their imagination through reading, story-telling, skits, arts and crafts, dance, and sport.
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