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6 Ways to Give An Assist on #GivingTuesday: 1) DONATE to a Nonprofit Sports Program

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Find a Nonprofit Sports Program in your Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right here on SportsandSocialChange.org we have a huge database of nonprofit sports organizations that you can connect with. Use our tools to search by Sport, by Cause or by State/Province and find a program that interests you. Every profile page has background information on the program, contact info and a link to their site. Find a program that inspires you and reach out to find out how you can support their mission.

CLICK HERE to search the Directory


Fund Sports and Recreation Programs for Kids at DonorsChoose.org












DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. School teachers from K-12 public schools in all 50 states, including public charter schools, post classroom project requests on the site, and you can give any amount to a project that most inspires you. When a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org ships the materials to the school. You'll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you'll also receive hand-written thank-you notes from the students.

CLICK HERE to search Sports and Recreation projects posted on DonorsChoose.org


Put more KIDS in the GAME by Paying for Sports Program Registration Fees














KIDS in the GAME is online platform that supports after-school sports programs and physical education in schools through individual donations. KIDS in the GAME posts support requests from schools, Parks and Recreation Departments and other reputable Youth Sports Organizations (YSOs), and all of the posted needs come from subsidized registration fees. Donors can browse requests and give any amount to the one that inspires them, locally or across the country. Once a request reaches its funding goal, KIDS in the GAME delivers the funds to the YSO or school and donors see thank you letters of appreciation or photos of their dollars at work supporting youth athletes.

CLICK HERE to review the programs and make a donation to put more KIDS in the GAME.


Support Sport for Development Programs Around the World through Global Giving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've discussed at length how sports are used around the world as a development tool to tackle social issues. The folks at Global Giving have section of their fundraising site dedicated to SPORT where NGOs across the globe share their program needs and look to connect with donors. You can check out initiatives here in the US from Playworks, Pitch In for Baseball and Special Olympics, among others, as well as programs on the ground in Haiti, Kenya, Senegal, Thailand, Australia and Cameroon. Make a donation through Global Giving and change the world through sports.

CLICK HERE to find sports programs around the world you can support.


Canada: Support Sports Programming for Underserved Communities with CanadaHelps.org

There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that manage sports programming for underserved communities throughout Canada. Through CanadaHelps.org, you can search by Province to find organizations in your area, or check out some of links below to find a Sports program you’d like to support.

Sports (General)
Ice Hockey
Golf
Basketball
Tennis
Baseball
Curling
Skiing


Donate Sports Equipment

If you've got extra sports equipment that you'd like to donate, we can help you do that too! There are several programs specifically created to collect used sports equipment and distribute it to programs in need, both here in the US and around the world. Regardless of what sport you play, if you have extra cleats, shoes, balls, bats, sticks, gloves, protective gear, jerseys & uniforms, here are several great places you can donate them:

In the United States
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International Alliance for Youth Sports
Sports for the World's Children
Pitch In for Baseball
Roberto's Kids (Baseball)
Global Sports Foundation (Baseball)
Soles 4 Souls (Shoes)
Adaptive Ski Program (Skiing)

In Canada:
KidSport Canada
Play It Forward / Co-Edge Sports League
Project North


Looking for more ways to "Give An Assist" on #GivingTuesday?

DONATE to a Nonprofit Sports Program
VOLUNTEER or COACH in your Community
MICROVOLUNTEER to help a Nonprofit Sports Program
RUN / WALK / BIKE to Raise Funds with Charity Miles
SHOP Social Enterprise & Fair Trade Sports Brands
SHARE our "Give An Assist" Infographics & Images

 

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