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Sports Gift

Our mission is to provide sports to impoverished and disadvantaged children throughout the world and to promote sports-related community service among our youth. We work to improve the lives and give hope to impoverished children through a variety of sports programs, including the collection and donation of sports equipment.

Children, Education, Poverty

All 19 countries:
  Summary by region:

Date Founded: 2002
Number of Staff: 3

Description of Services:
We offer three programs for people to support Sports Gift:

1. Sports Shoebox - Put together a shoebox of sports items such as balls, jump ropes, hacky sacks, school items and basic needs such as soap, tooth brush and paste, wash cloth. Write a personal note to the children who will recieve it. Then send off the box to Sports Gift.

2. New Sports Collection - Collect new sports items at a party or other event to benefit disadvantaged and impoverished children.

3. Used Sports Collection - Use our materials to collect gently used sports equipment to donate to Sports Gift or distribute to a youth program in your community serving impoverished youth.
History:
Sports Gift was founded in 2002 and has had thousands of volunteers across the United States particiapte in our community service programs. Sports Gift has been featured on CBS Good Morning Show, Oprah Magazine and many other media sources.

Sports Gift has donated over 300,000 items of sports equipment to deserving children all over the world, including the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Indonesia, Africa and the South Pacific.
Accomplishments & Progress:
Sports Gift has collected and distributed over 300,000 pieces of sports equipment to impoverished communities in over 50 countries providing the gift of sports to over 200,000 impoverished children.

Financial Information   Verified
Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue: $105,726 $154,254 $204,624
Expenses:      
        Program Services Expenses: $80,899
(92% of total)
$205,563
(95% of total)
$193,531
(95% of total)
        Management & General Expenses: $7,073
(8% of total)
$11,479
(5% of total)
$9,497
(5% of total)
        Fundraising Expenses: $0
(0% of total)
$0
(0% of total)
$0
(0% of total)
        Total Expenses: $87,972 $217,042 $203,028

Additional Background Information: Sports Gift offers students, schools, scout groups, churches and other youth groups a unique community service opportunity to help underprivileged children play sports. Children love sports, but for many children, owning a ball or other sports equipment is out of their reach. By participating in Sports Gift as a Collection Leader, you can help provide sports equipment to these needy children. Contact us to learn more about how you can get involved. Local Partners: University of California, Irvine Recreation Center
University of California, Los Angeles Wooden Recreation Center
United States Tennis Association

President:
Keven Baxter
President Phone: 949.388.2359
Development Director:
Claire Baxter
Executive Director
Phone: 949.388.2359
Volunteer Coordinator:
Claire Baxter
Executive Director
Phone: 949.388.2359
Board of Directors and Board of Advisors:
Keven Baxter
Claire Baxter

Address:
32565 B Golden Lantern Street, #190
Dana Point , CA 92629
United States
Phone: 949.388.2359
Fax: 949.265.9009
Web: http://www.sportsgift.org

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Students Organize Sports Equipment Collection
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Children play soccer in Mexico
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Girls show off new uniforms in Panama
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