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New charity aims to bring sports gear, hope to kids in need

Gear for Goals' Founder & Director, Dr. Warren Bruhl brings baseball equipment and love of sports to children of the Dominican Republic.

Gear for Goals' Founder & Director, Dr. Warren Bruhl brings baseball equipment and love of sports to children of the Dominican Republic.

 

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By April Neill Public Relations

Sport touches the lives of every corner of the globe and speaks a universal language. Moreover, the content of character and will of countless great leaders are impressed positively by the opportunity to play sports. However, not all children are afforded the gift of sport because of economic hardship. But, imagine a world where children everywhere have access to sporting equipment, creating camaraderie, hope, and love for sports. Gear for Goals has heard the call and is aiming to impact the lives of over 10,000 underprivileged kids this year.

Gear for Goals, a partner program of Northbrook, IL based Dreamweaver International, is building a movement, aligning sports equipment with children in need both locally in Chicago and overseas, including efforts in Kenya, the Dominican Republic and Russia. The program, 10,000 for 10,000, which will align sports equipment with children who need it most, is accepting donations of new and gently used sports equipment.

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Founding director, Dr. Warren Bruhl says, "So many children around the world have virtually nothing. They have no soccer balls, no baseball mitts, absolutely no equipment to play with and have little hope for a brighter tomorrow. However, our abundance in the United States and our gently used sports gear and even musical instruments can be a Godsend to a child. Everyone has something in the garage or closet going unused and they just want to know someone will put it to good use. That's where we come in and provide the resource to connect the need with the generous giving."

Since Gear for Goals' launch the summer of 2012, over 2,500 pieces of sports equipment and uniforms have been provided to underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic, Kenya, India, and Cuba. Join Gear for Goals' 10,000 for 10,000 movement and help make a difference in a child's life! For information about donating gear or making a tax-deductible cash donation, contact Gear for Goals' Director, Dr. Warren Bruhl at 312.869.2031.

You can also join the effort by becoming a Compassion Associate Partner and deliver gear to kids in need during your travels. Businesses, churches, schools, and civic organizations are also invited to join the effort by becoming a Gear for Goals' drop-off site or by hosting a sports gear collection drive. Anyone who wants to join in bringing sports gear and hope to kids can do so by visitingDreamweaver911.org. To see how sports gear is changing children's lives in Kenya, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTeDufMPolI.

The more people who donate gear, host a collection drive, or become a Compassion Associate Partner, the bigger the impact. Collectively, we can make a difference!

About Gear for Goals

Gear for Goals' Vision is to see every child in the world have the opportunity to play, compete, and enjoy sport through equal access to necessary equipment and instruction. Hope and possibility, flourishing community, transformed economies, inspired health, and lasting impact are the global imprint of their service. Gear for Goals' Mission is to provide every child enjoyment, passion, and love of sport. Follow Gear for Goals on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/GearforGoals.

About Dreamweaver International

Dreamweaver International is a 501c(3) organization located in the United States that provides education, healthcare, and humanitarian aid to the people of the Rift Valley of Kenya. With the addition of partner program, Gear for Goals, Dreamweaver International's scope and outreach of humanitarian care continues to grow globally. For more information, visit: http://www.Dreamweaver911.org.

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