Our Mission & Vision

At The Gift of Soccer Foundation, our mission is to empower underprivileged youth around the world through the beautiful game of soccer. By collecting and repurposing gently used soccer equipment, we provide children in need with the resources to learn, play, and grow both on and off the field. Our vision is to create a global community where every child, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to experience the joy and benefits of soccer. We believe in the power of sport to bring people together, foster teamwork, build brighter futures, and sharing joy. Join us in making a difference!

The Gift of Soccer Team

Our Goals

Increase Gear Donations

Expand our network to collect more gently used soccer equipment from individuals, schools, and soccer clubs, ensuring we have ample supplies to support underprivileged communities worldwide.

Broaden Global Reach

Establish partnerships with local organizations and community leaders in underserved regions to distribute soccer equipment and create sustainable soccer programs that have a lasting impact.

Raise Awareness

Enhance our marketing efforts through social media campaigns, community events, and collaboration with influencers to raise awareness about our mission and the importance of sports in child development.

Engage Volunteers

Build a strong volunteer network to support our initiatives, including equipment collection, sorting, and distribution, as well as organizing fundraising events and community outreach activities.

Secure Funding

Develop diverse funding streams, including grants, corporate sponsorships, and individual donations, to ensure the financial stability and growth of our programs.

Measure Impact

Implement robust monitoring and evaluation systems to track the impact of our efforts on the communities we serve, allowing us to continuously improve and demonstrate the effectiveness of our mission in empowering youth through soccer.

Support Our Mission!

Help make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children by supporting The Gift of Soccer. Your contribution will bring joy, unity, and hope to children worldwide.
Join us in creating a positive impact – donate today to provide the gift of play and help change lives.

Our History

The Gift of Soccer Foundation was established in 2010 by Ken and Margie Levandoski to provide underprivileged players in their local community with the essential equipment needed to play soccer. The founders were astonished by the amount of excellent equipment that was quickly outgrown or set aside and simply getting lost. Recognizing this waste, they saw an opportunity to repurpose these items and make a positive impact.

Over time, the need and opportunities to reach children worldwide grew rapidly. Since its inception, The Gift of Soccer Foundation has done 29 donations to 19 countries, collected from various organizations, families, and corporate sponsors. Additionally, the foundation has had the honor of assisting many established and grassroots organizations with vital business structural consulting, enhancing their ability to serve their communities effectively.

Youth soccer offers numerous benefits to participants, including self-discipline, self-confidence, improved physical health, and stronger relationships with peers and adults. The skills developed through soccer translate to other areas of life, such as school performance and family relationships, fostering both physical and mental growth. Soccer serves as a fantastic foundation, with skills that are applicable to any sport a child may choose to pursue.

While many organizations work hard to make a difference, they sometimes need assistance to grow and perform at their best. Support can come in the form of fiscal donations, equipment donations, organizational structuring, marketing, and strategic planning. The donations, programs, and consulting provided by The Gift of Soccer Foundation help organizations become stronger and more efficient. As grassroots organizations improve, the overall soccer infrastructure strengthens, benefiting children and entire communities.

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