Gear for Goals
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Ways to Help/Volunteer
Gear for Goals Vision:
Our vision is to see every child in the world have the opportunity to play, compete, and enjoy sport through equal access to all the necessary equipment and instruction. Hope and possibility, flourishing community, transformed economies, inspired health, and lasting impact are the global imprint of our service.
Gear for Goals Mission
Our mission is to provide every child the enjoyment, passion, and love of sport.
Gear for Goals
Gear for Goals is a unique program designed to align the need for sport and equipment with the children who require the most attention and resource. Our efforts are directed through community locally to gather new and gently used sports equipment from youth, families, sports organizations, schools, teams, and professional organizations. Our needs for equipment are across all spectrum of sport and include equipment, monetary donation, and coaching skill.
The transportation and delivery of sports equipment can require financial assistance to fund shipping or freight transport via airline. On some of our mission trips, we carry the freight on the air carrier along with our teams. On other occasions, the equipment is sent via the necessary air, water, rail, or truck freight mechanisms with on-ground representatives accessing the equipment and distributing to the teams, schools, and organizations in greatest need.
Our programs have responded to the needs of the children since 2012 with the following successful efforts
Over 200 pieces of baseball equipment were provided to children in the Dominican Republic for active play in the region of Santa Domingo
Over 1000 pieces of baseball equipment and uniform pieces were provided to the Dominican Republic for active play in the region of Puerta Plata
Provided equipment for 500 children in the Kimana Rift Valley of Kenya. Equipment provided included baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, clothing, hats, and jerseys
Gear for Goals has partnered with local organization Working Together to provide taekwondo equipment for the students who have had only two pieces of sparring gear for nearly three years. With G4G's efforts, Working Together now has enough for each of the children to use and actively participate to improve their skills and confidence. Working Together is local organization of the North Shore of Chicago that provides resources and classes to Hispanic children and families through a powerful cooperative effort. To learn more about Working Together visit these recent articles in the Chicago Tribune
Over 250 pieces of sport equipment will be delivered to the Dominican Republic through one of associate organizations. Equipment will be given to children in Santa Domingo and surrounding rural communities.
Gear for Goals provided our compassion associate, Mr. Dan Borris, with equipment for children in Cuba. Mr. Borris is one of many caring people who choose to carry along extra equipment to give generously to children in need. The compassionate associate program provides friends of G4G with sports gear to hand out to children in schools, orphanages, or in the streets. For information about how you can become a compassionate associate, contact our board of directors via email from our contact page.
Gear for Goals (G4G) partnered with new compassion partners, Gift in Kind and Bright Hope to send sports equipment to Bolivia for children's play. Gift in Kind and Bright Hope provided over 20,000 pounds of needed resources in a large shipment container and now G4G will become a regular partner providing equipment later in the year to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.
Summer 2013 - Gear for Goals Hosts Mega Gear Drive with Schaumburg Boomers
Gear for Goals was proud to host a mega gear drive with the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball organization in Schaumburg, Illinois. The G4G volunteer team worked with fans to collect over 1000 pieces of invaluable sports items for our children we serve. G4G also hosted a flash mob during the seventh inning stretch. Watch the video and enjoy.
Provided over 500 pieces of sports gear to children in Bolivia through our Compassion Partner Gift in Kind.
G4G team thanks the Boomer fans for their generous support
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G4G fans love the Lion King Flash mob during the 7th inning stretch.
Summer 2013 - G4G Brings Russian Children Joy and Hop
Gear for Goals Compassion Associate Mr. Larry Heller and his team traveled to Russia to provide hope and opportunity to children. Children were able to learn the game of baseball and other sports for the first time. Individual instruction was provided so children could really begin to play and enjoy baseball and other sports. Many of these children live in orphanages and the time and sports gear make them feel valued and special.
Gear for Goals Hosts Mega Gear Drive with Schaumburg Boomers
Compassion Associate Ms. Charlotte Austin provided Gear for Goals equipment to children in an orphanage she volunteers for in Guatemala. Children loved playing with the new gear and experienced a completely new level of sport, hope, and enjoyment.
Our Compassion Partner Gift in Kind and Willow Creek Church traveled to serve in Guatemala and we provided sports equipment for over 500 children in the tiny hill villages to play and enjoy sport. Children were provided with the first opportunity to play the game of baseball in this region and now are enjoying the game and love the competition and learning sport offers.
Fall 2013 - G4G Bringing Joy to El Salvador with Gift in Kind Partners
Gear for Goals team loaded a 14,000 pound container heading for El Salvador holding sports gear, playground equipment, school desks, medical equipment, and other vital items needed. When the container arrives trained and skilled teams will unpack and disseminate these valuable resources to the families and children in need. Sports gear items will be used immediately once they are unpacked and put in the hands of the children.
We will be returning to Kenya with equipment for 300-500 children to play baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, hacky sack, jump rope, and more. Ongoing education in sport and coaching will continue. We will also be seeking to bring a significant contingency of professional sports mentors to assist in our work in Kenya.
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Gear for Goals (G4G) Directors
Media or News
October 05, 2012
Sharing their heart through their hands
October 14, 2012
Northbrook Patch Online Newspaper
Dominican Children Loved Receiving Baseball Equipment Donations
ABC 7 Local news
Northbrook dad taking love of baseball around the world
January 06, 2013
Local doctor brings physical therapy to Kenya
January 10, 2013
Chicago Sun Times
Bruhl pitching in to foster baseball in impoverished nations
January 14, 2013
Pioneer Press/Sun Times Newspaper
Bruhl pitching in to foster baseball in impoverished nations
January 21, 2013
Northbrook man supplies baseball equipment to Kenyan youth
March 15, 2013
April Neill Public Relations Selected as PR Firm of Record for Gear for Goals
April 15, 2013
First Contact: Bringing Chiropractic and Baseball to Kenyan Maasai
April 22, 2013
Dreamweaver International appoints Dr. Warren Bruhl Executive Director Gear for Goals
April 25, 2013
Crains Chicago Business
Dr. Warren Bruhl appointed Executive Director Gear for Goals
May 3, 2013
Gear for Goals announces delivery of compassionate care to children in Cuba
May 8, 2013
Gear for Goals host mega sports gear donation drive to benefit impoverished children on Friday June 21st.
May 16, 2013
Lawndale News (Spanish)
Charity Kicks Up Efforts to Serve Underprivileged Children
May 17, 2013
Local Charity hosts large scale sports and musical instrument drive
May 29, 2013
Youth Charity Gear for Goals seeking Flash Mob Dancers
June 4, 2013
12 year-old Diabetes' activist, educator appointed Gear for Goals' Youth Ambassador
June 7, 2013
Gear for Goals asks community members to clear the gear to do good for kids in need
June 26, 2013
Gear for Goals' charity fundraiser collects sports equipment for kids in need
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