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!
We are now collecting for Project Haiti Summer Camp 2019. This year we need:
2019 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.
Email for drop off locations this year. email@example.com
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!
Evan Mouchard — Director, Founder — Irvine, California
Evan is a University of California at Santa Barbara student and avid soccer player in Southern California.
After spending the better part of his life kicking around a soccer ball, Evan knows a thing or two about the fun and camaraderie of participating in a youth soccer program. Also, Evan has seen the rewards of working hard as a team. His teams have enjoyed many successes over the years including California State Cup Champs, SCDSL League Champs in Tier 1 Division, CIF Champs and competing internationally at Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Evan is pleased to bring Give for the Goal to California. While establishing the GFTG donation network, Evan has been met with a warm and welcoming philanthropic soccer community. With the support of new alliances with businesses and local youth clubs, Evan looks forward to growing the GFTG soccer donation network and continuing to share his love of soccer.
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.
This year, Give for the Goal distributed shoes, uniforms and balls to children and young adults at the Reunion Sportive D’Haiti Soccer Camp 2018.
Thanks to your generous donations. Project Haiti 2018 was a success! The kids are enjoying Summer Camp right now. Give for the Goal is still open for collections toward Project Haiti – for Summer 2019.
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.