Active Children Portland was lucky enough to receive a donation of soccer gear and shoes from the organization Equipment Across Continents! We are so grateful to receive this support and are excited to explore how the gear may be used to serve kids and schools around Portland!
If you haven’t heard of Equipment Across Continents, they’re an awesome new organization that is partnered with Coaches Across Continents to bring social development to children around the world.
As they say in their informational flyer, “Equipment Across Continents works with eBay’s Giving Works to auction both collectible soccer memorabilia and new soccer equipment. The proceeds from sales and donations will fund shipments of sports gear to Coaches Across Continent’s social development programs in underdeveloped countries.”
The concept is that at the end of each sport’s season, kids grow out of their old gear and need new gear for the next season. Equipment Across Continents offers a recyclable option for people to get rid of the equipment that their kid has outgrown and to purchase gear for the next season while at the same time helping to bring gear to kids around the world who would otherwise not have access to it. What a cool idea!
Every purchase that you make from the Equipment Across Continents’ eBay store and every donation that you make goes directly towards funding shipments of gear that they have collected for children in development countries around the world.
Check out their website to learn more:
Thank you again, Equipment Across Continents!