EmpowerThroughPlay Mission Trip to Nigeria 2022

So we're back! EmpowerThroughPlay is returning to AFRICA.. This time to Nigeria!

This JULY, we are teaming up with The Actor's Academy Baltimore to bring some fantastic opportunities to children internationally!

We collect new & used sneakers, cleats, and athletic equipment to benefit children in war-torn countries and raise awareness for exercise therapy and mental and physical health. Some of the lands previously visited are The Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya and Columbia. Now we are headed to help the children of Nigeria!

I'm excited to announce this partnership! Empower Through Play will now have a dual meaning, play through sports and play through performance arts. We will be hosting acting classes in Nigeria, so in addition to sports equipment, we will now also be collecting and raising funds for costumes, masks and cameras that can be used in our work with youth abroad.

I am so excited to be a part of this amazing work and upcoming mission trip to Nigeria! We'll be working with students at a deaf school as well as local boxers in the community gym(s). We will be doing physical activities, art and now-acting!

To bring as many sneakers, props, cameras and costumes as possible, I'm raising funds to get the donations to Nigeria in July. Together we can make a huge impact - There is no amount too small! I have so many amazing friends and beautiful people in my life - if each made a donation of $5-10 I’d have the $2,000-3,000 we need to complete the mission! I humbly invite you to support my current mission ~ please click on our GoFundMe link to donate.

*On average, it costs $20 to store, ship, and deliver each disposable camera to a child! For sneakers, it's about $7 to store and ship each pair of donated sneakers. Please feel free to drop off or mail sneakers or costume items to:

14725-A Baltimore Ave Laurel, MD 20707


Your humble Health Educator,


Web: EmpowerThroughPlay.Org
IG: @EmpowerThroughPlay, TheActorsacademyBmore
FB: @EmpowerThroughPlay, The Actors Academy Baltimore



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  • Thabile Ngcobo
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Ashima Pierre
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs


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Laurel, MD

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