In June, kids in Nicaragua were the recipients of soccer and basketball equipment delivered by volunteers.
Members of the 4th grade class at a North Shore elementary school in Massachusetts gathered with Playing It Forward founder, David Cohen, to kick off their weeklong collection of sports equipment for disadvantaged children. David had an opportunity to address over 90 students and answer questions about the organization and those that will be impacted by their efforts. Cohen commented, “This was a terrific opportunity to visit with the students and to support their initiative. It is quite powerful to see kids at this age interested in getting involved and giving back to those less fortunate. I hope this is only the beginning of their community service and involvement and that these students will positively impact others in many ways in the years to come.”
Below are some images of our first delivery to Youth Sport Uganda. YSU, based in Kampala, Uganda has helped thousands of children from different social, economic and religious backgrounds form friendships and learn important health issues including HIV/AIDs awareness.
Playing It Forward proudly supported Bernard Lee’s efforts to aid families in New England during the holiday season. http://tinyurl.com/7473lew
For the third straight year, Subway Aruba and Playing It Forward partnered to deliver sports equipment to young athletes in Aruba. On Monday, they paid a visit to the YMCA in San Nicolaas, Aruba to deliver soccer, basketball and playground equipment. http://tinyurl.com/8axa7e7