EmpowerThroughPlay MI3

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Raised by 48 people in 17 months
Hi, Im Chuck! Founder of EmpowerThrough Play. A non-profit initiative in which we collect new and used sneakers, cleats, and sports gear to benefit children in Refugee Camps and war-Torn countries.After amazing and very successful mission trips to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya and La Chorrera, Panama we're back for our 3rd round of donations! This has been one fast paced year and we've collected and given out over $20,000 worth of athletic footwear and equipment. This time we are returning to Kakuma July 28th - the more we raise, the more we help brighten young lives! We have the potential to make huge impact! It means so much to be able to run EmpowerThroughPlay programming to heal communities and encourage positive social interaction through our health fitness and photography workshops designed for youth and young adults.
I am a former (but still current in my heart) Physical Education teacher who presently works as a high school guidance counselor. My long term goal is to fuse my Health & Fitness background with my recently acquired Master's degree in Counseling to pioneer and promote *Exercise Therapy; Stuctured movement and activities used to create exercise-based outlets to be utilized in working to heal people who sufer from anxiety, depression, OCD, obesity, anger management issues, and emotionally damaged and traumatized individuals. *The physical benefits of exercise manifest themselves mentally in turn improving mental health, memory, focus, mood and the ability to cope. We believe exercise is medicine and can be used to build self confidence, determination and overall quality of life. We believe that every one deserves to look and feel their best and that the world would be a much better place if we helped more people be happy and healthy!*Here is a  complete breakdown of what the donations be used for?-The collection of sneakers, cleats, and equipment.-The storage of the sneakers, cleat, and equipment donations.-The transportation of the sneakers and cleats to Kenya and then into the refugee camp. -The purchase of bags big and stong enough to hold and transport donations. -Resources for durable donation boxes to be used during sneaker drives at partnering establishments. -Website creation and maintanance. -All donated goods go to youth and young adults in refugee camps and impoverished contries. **Check out photos and videos of our work @ www.EmpowerThroughPlay.com***We are also on facebook and instagram:@EmpowerThroughPlay = Instagram https://www.facebook.com/EmpowerThroughPlay(+)We thank everyone for the immense support we received in making our 1st and 2nd missions so successful and thank you all in advance for everyone who contributes in their own way to help us help others. From our partering establishments to those donating funds, forwarding posts and emails, spreading the word, and collecting goods - Each and every dollar, pair of athletic footwear and equipment is appreciated and given to those who truly need it most.Want to see your brand in Africa? EmpowerThroughPlay is always looking for partners to help us make a global impact! Reach out to us at: EmpowerThroughPlay@gmail.comLooking to write off your donations(?) We have our tax exempt status and can provide upon request, just send us a message.
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Huge thanks to all of our donors for making this possible!! Be sure to stay tuned - more silliness and smiles to come..
One soccer ball did this!
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1st we do #ArtThen we get #ACTIVE
This place and these people give me life! Im so thankful to have met these special souls✨
Thanks for everyone who supports the movement!❤️ #YouKnowWhyImHere ✈️⚽️✨ #TeamChangeTheWorld #Kakuma #Refugee #Camp #Kenya #Africa
Picking up right where I left off!
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5 bags FULLlL! *All over the weight limit and way more than I'm supposed to bring.. lets see how this goes!!!**Thanks to everyone who has donated, sponsored, supported, shared/liked posts and followed the movement! This is for you..and the kids in need* ✈️⚽️✨
All the donations made it!!
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Got an unexpected phone call from the @pcathletics office saying that they had something for us. When I got there I was given this bin full of sneaker donations from the mens basketball team! We joked abt finding kids with feet that big but the truth is we need all sizes for the boys and girls we work with! Please keep them comingMuch thanks to #CoachCooley and the #StudentAthletes at #PC for making this happen!#ProvidenceCollege #Mens #Basketball #Team! #NCAA #College #Athletics #BigEast #Donations ✈️⚽️✨ #EmpowerThroughPlay #Kakuma #Refugee #Camp #Kenya #Africa
PC Mens Basketball supporting the cause!
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