Results tagged ‘ donations ’

A great summer project

by Jessica Bicker

While soaking up the sun and splashing into a pool is an enjoyable way for youth to spend summer vacation, volunteering is a rewarding experience that can easily fit in with other summer plans.

If you are involved with a community organization that requires you to complete a service project, need volunteer hours for high school graduation, or just have a passion for sharing your love of baseball, organizing a collection for Pitch In For Baseball is simple and enjoyable. In fact, individuals who hold equipment drives are the backbone of our organization. They are the ones who keep our warehouse stocked, which enables us to say “yes” to underserved communities that ask for our help.

Christian Mackay-Morgan collected baseball uniforms in his hometown of Simsbury, CT.

Connecting with a local youth baseball league is a good first step. You could ask to set up collection bins at some of the games (perhaps near a high-traffic area such as the concession stand). Many leagues wrap up their seasons in late June or July, so you could contact the league commissioner to find out if they have any unneeded equipment in good condition that they would be willing to donate.

Our #1 need is gloves. Other items we accept include: catcher’s gear, youth bats, batting helmets, baseballs, softballs, soft cover balls (for Tee Ball), rubber baseball cleats, youth uniform pants (sets of 12 or more, white or gray), youth uniform shirts and hats (sets of 12 or more), umpire protective gear, team equipment bags, sets of bases, batting tees, pitching machines.

If you are interested in organizing a charitable collection for Pitch In For Baseball, here are some helpful links:

Register your charity drive here so that we can assist you through the process.

Download flyers and other materials to promote your equipment collection.

If you have further questions after exploring our website, do not hesitate to contact us at jess@pitchinforbaseball.org.

Sharing the joy through our photo contest

by Jessica Bicker

The joy in a kid’s eyes as he pulls on his very first glove from a box sent from Pitch In For Baseball is inspiring. We often describe such moments to donors and fans of our organization, but words do not always fully capture the incredible results of our donations. That’s why we love when we have photographs to share.

We want to be able to share more moments like these, and that’s why Pitch In For Baseball is launching a photo contest.

We are asking anyone who has ever received Pitch In For Baseball equipment to enter the contest, and of course, there is a great grand prize: brand new baseballs (or softballs) for your team for an entire season.

Here’s what you need to do to enter:

-Submit your best photos of players on your team using equipment donated from Pitch In For Baseball (we included a couple of great examples in this post).

-Your photo should capture the joy that our organization brings to kids across the world (no team photos – we’re looking for inspiring images).

-Attach your photo(s) as an attachment in an email to jess@pitchinforbaseball.org and include the name of your team, coach’s name, and coach’s email address.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 23. Voting will occur June 1 – 8.

Be sure to like us on Facebook and check for contest updates.

Note: Your participation in the contest acknowledges the support of Pitch In For Baseball within all public documents, websites, press materials and public statements related to the program or league.

 

Baseball weather

by Tom Schoenfelder

With the start of February it usually means two things… its cold outside but spring training right around the corner and I need to find a date for Valentines day.  Beautiful weather like today in the Philadelphia region makes me feel like digging up my old glove.  If you are anything like me, you have a basement full of dusty old equipment and boxes of participation trophies.

Pitch In For Baseball can help…with the equipment.  If your old gear has rounded third, find it a new home.  Go on our website to learn about how you can make a difference in some child’s life.

www.pitchinforbaseball.org

From Philippines to Philly

Here is a video that shows some great pictures of kids and places that Pitch In For Baseball has been with donations since 2005.