Pay It Forward Sports

$1,936 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 43 months
Pay It Forward Sports

Hi I'm Austin,

I'm 12 years old and I've recently traveled to Eastern Africa with my family. While I was there I had the opportunity to play soccer with boys and girls that are just like me and you except they didn't have proper shoes.

I'm writing to you in hopes that you can help. I am requesting a donation of previously enjoyed sneakers and cleats, money, or both. I will transport your doantions to Africa and help fit the shoes for each of the students, so they can have shoes just like you and me.

Please donate here in support of my cause.

Please ship cleats to:

Atten: Julie
10450 Drummond Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Thank you,
6th Grader
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Pay it Forward Sports Supporters - the shoes finally made it to Africa. Please see the message from the school.

Dear Julie and Austin,

We wanted to send along a HUGE thank you from all the students here at Tumaini Schools for the extremely generous gifts you sent us. We can't image how much work you had to do to collect all of these shoes. We never would've been able to get them without your help! We would love to hear your story and how you successfully encouraged so many people to donate such nice and useful items. As you saw when you visited our school, shoes are always needed here at Tumaini whether a student is in the classroom or on the field.

As Carol mentioned, the shoes had a very long journey to get to Tumaini but they finally arrived last week after crossing the Atlantic Ocean in an enormous container. It is the end of the school year so we are very excited to be able to give out the shoes to students in January when they return.

In the meantime, here are some photos and a video to say "asanate sana." We hope you're able to share this message with all the people who helped you with your project.
Happy Kids w/ Shoes!
Pay it Forward Sports
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$1,936 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 43 months
Created September 13, 2015
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jamie koff
40 months ago

what an awesome project put together by an awesome boy! xoxo from aunt jamie

The Glass Family
40 months ago

Way to Go Austin!!!!!

Ken Kaestner
40 months ago

Best of luck Austin!

Stacey Polsky
41 months ago

Such a GREAT cause! GO Austin!!!!

warren chaiken
41 months ago

Great way to celebrate your Bar Mitzvah

Ira Gubernick
41 months ago

Austin -- Thank you, and keep fighting to make the world better !!

Frederick Singer
41 months ago

Way to go!

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