In an effort to bring sport, hope and opportunity to children living in poverty both locally and internationally this holiday season, Northbrook-based youth charity Gear for Goals (G4G) is hosting their annual One Gives One giving campaign.
During G4G’s One Gives One gear drive, G4G will donate a new soccer ball or baseball to a child living in poverty for every soccer ball or dozen baseballs purchased at G4G’s website.
To join the effort, purchase a logo’d G4G sports ball through December 31, 2015 and help a child in need at g4gsports.org. Multiply your gift giving during the holidays! Together, we can make a difference.
Working for the past three years to develop a significant footprint of impact around the world, Gear for Goals has currently delivered sport and hope to over 100,000 children in 30 countries. The request outstrips the resource nearly 10 to 1, says Gear for Goals’ Executive Director Dr. Warren Bruhl and more donated equipment is needed to fulfill the requests. This is especially true for soccer equipment and soccer balls.
“Sports gives hope and opportunity for children to learn lessons in leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, discipline, gaining self-esteem, and conflict resolution,” says Bruhl. “Sports also promotes good health and equips kids to better handle pressure. Too many children are born into lives with little to no hope. We urge community members to purchase a soccer ball and in turn, give a ball to a kid in need.”
Soccer balls purchased through G4G’s One Gives One program are high quality number 5 Baden Soccer Balls and the baseballs are high quality Baden balls. Help Gear for Goals help them! Excellent gifts for the holidays, One Gives One can also be utilized as a fundraiser for sports groups or teams. For more information on how your group can get involved, contact. Dr. Warren Bruhl at (847) 867-2919. Make this holiday season more meaningful by giving the gift of sports and hope to a child in need!
“Our goal is to sell 100 balls so we can help 100 schools and orphanages in Kenya and Haiti,” states Bruhl. “Sports has the ability to positively influence and change poverty. Help us help them this holiday season.” Gear for Goals aims to help the over one billion children around the world who have no sport to have a chance.
Gear for Goals is a sports project of non-profit Dreamweaver International based in Northbrook, Illinois and Kenya, East Africa. To see how Gear for Goals is making an impact overseas in Kenya, check out this video.
Gear for Goals’ relief efforts continue in 2016 with mission trips to Kenya, East Africa and Haiti and welcomes all donations of new and used sports gear and musical instruments. To donate gear or to make a cash donation, contact Dr. Warren Bruhl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
G4G currently provides sport equipment to children in the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Russia, Philippines, Jamaica, India, and Cuba. For more information about ways you can help, visit dreamweaver911.org.