WHAT WE DO
Equipped 4 Life was created because sports are important for kids growing up. They are good for health, teamwork, staying out of trouble, and of course, they're fun. The problem is that some families struggle just to make it through life with the essentials and struggle to spend money buying sports equipment for their kids.
There are lots of people who can afford to buy equipment and after it is out grown or not used anymore, it sits in their garage or is thrown away. The other problem is people don't know what to do with all this stuff. I created Equipped 4 Life to collect equipment from families and distribute it to kids who are less fortunate.
On January 18, 2017, we made our first contribution through National City Boys & Girls Club. A portion of the equipment will be used by the organization for important health and fitness programs; the rest was taken home by local kids.
Read more about the contributions we've made on our blog:
HOW TO SUPPORT
We're hard at work building towards Round 2! There are 3 ways you can help...
1. Collect your used equipment and get it to us.
2. Purchase new, inexpensive equipment and send/get it to us (Amazon?)
3. Use the "Donate Now" button below & we'll buy equipment with the money.
Types of Equipment to Donate
Any equipment that is in a usable state works. A few examples are soccer balls, baseball bats and gloves, tennis rackets, cleats, basketballs, footballs, lacrosse sticks, helmets, pads, etc. We've noticed that soccer is especially popular.
Who We're Donating to
Our goal is to donate equipment to schools, such as local Boys & Girls Clubs and other organizations or clubs that don't have enough money to buy sports equipment.
We are a San Diego based non-profit organization supporting kids who can't afford sports equipment by connecting them with lightly used equipment. With a little bit of your help we can achieve our goals of helping many families and community organizations.