PEACE IS THE GOAL

The Problem

My name is Mitchell and I’m a 19-year-old student/soccer player from Wisconsin. I started Peace Is The Goal as a goodwill initiative in October 2006 when I was 13 years old. This ongoing initiative aims to make the world a better place to live in by spreading the message of peace and giving through “the world’s game”, soccer. Many kids in the world have little, if anything. They are desperately looking for something positive to do. They love the sport of soccer, but many don’t even have real equipment to play the game. Rocks, plastic bottles or garbage are often used as balls.

Plan of Action

Over the initiative’s first 68 months, I have completed 131 projects which have delivered more than 3,100 pieces of soccer equipment (worth more than $36,000) to orphanages, schools, missions, churches, agencies and individuals that house, shelter, educate and provide direction to kids in 79 countries. These kids live in dire conditions in nations such as Afghanistan, Argentina, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Krygyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Siberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad, Uganda, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the United States. Peace Is The Goal projects to date include: November 2006: Institution Universe school in Ouanaminthe, Haiti Items donated: 36 soccer balls, 6 large soccer ball storage bags, 6 soccer pumps February 2007: La Vega Christian School in La Vega, the Dominican Republic Items donated: 6 soccer balls, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer pumps, 1 youth instruction trainer March 2007: G.O. Ministries and G.O. Ministries Sports Outreach serving in Santiago, the Dominican Republic; Batey Nueve, the Dominican Republic; and Ouanaminthe, Haiti Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 2 soccer pumps April 2007: Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas project in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua Items donated: 5 soccer balls, 1 soccer pump April 2007: Maison Fortune Orphanage in Hinche, Haiti Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump May 2007: Ball for All project aiding children in Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump, 2 pairs of soccer cleats June 2007: Soccer for Life project aiding children in Honduras Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump July 2007: World Vision project aiding children in Africa Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 1 soccer pump July 2007: Project aiding children in Ecuador Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 2 soccer pumps August 2007: Institution Univers school in Ouanaminthe, Haiti Items donated: 8 soccer balls August 2007: Guadalupe Preparatory School (independent charter school for impoverished and at-risk youth) in Guadalupe, Arizona Items donated: 14 soccer balls, 1 basketball, 2 playground balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 2 soccer pumps September 2007: Operation Enduring Hope project aiding children in Afghanistan Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 1 soccer pump October 2007: Any Soldier project to aid Iraq children and protect U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq Items donated: 11 soccer balls, 1 medium soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump October 2007: Any Soldier project to aid Iraq children and protect U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq Items donated: 11 soccer balls, 1 medium soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump November 2007: Any Soldier project to aid Afghanistan children and protect U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump December 2007: Any Soldier project to aid Iraq children and protect U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq Items donated: 16 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer backpack, 1 soccer pump, 3 pairs of used soccer cleats January 2008: Rancho San Juan Bosco orphanage in Tecate, Mexico Items donated: 16 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump, 2 pairs of soccer goalkeeper gloves February 2008: Jamaica National Children’s Home Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 1 soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump February 2008: Project aiding orphanage in Vietnam Items donated: 6 soccer balls, 1 soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump March 2008: Held one-day soccer camp for Yaqui Native American kids in Guadalupe, Arizona Items donated: 20 soccer ball bags, one soccer ball, one soccer skills DVD, one soccer skills book April 2008: Oyate Teca project aiding Lakota kids on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Kyle, S.D. Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 2 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump April 2008: Arab mission project aiding Eugemot orphanage in Ghana, Africa Items donated: 6 soccer balls, 2 pairs of goalkeeper gloves May 2008: Any Female Soldier project to help create youth soccer tournament in Serbia Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 3 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 2 pairs of shinguards, 1 soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump June 2008: Any Soldier project to aid Iraq children and protect U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq Items donated: 11 soccer balls, 2 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump June 2008: Project aiding the Blessed Hope Orphanage and Academy in Uganda Items donated: 13 soccer balls, 2 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer pump July 2008: Project aiding Outreached Hands of Romania, located in Calarasi, Romania Items donated: 20 soccer balls, 4 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 4 soccer field cones, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer pumps, 1 soccer training DVD, 1 soccer training book August 2008: Held soccer day for students of Haiti’s Institution Univers school visiting Fort Atkinson, Wis. Items donated: 4 soccer balls, 4 soccer ball backpacks, 13 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 4 soccer ball pumps, 34 pairs of soccer cleats, 4 pairs of shinguards, 30 soccer jerseys, 15 soccer shorts September 2008: Project to help equip soccer clinics for Latin American youth in Charleston, S.C. Items donated: 11 soccer balls, 6 soccer ball backpacks, 3 large soccer ball storage bags, 3 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 2 pairs of soccer cleats, 2 pairs of shinguards September 2008: Any Soldier project to help equip sports field in Kosovo Items donated: 5 soccer balls, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump October 2008: Any Airman project to aid youth in the Philippines Items donated: 15 soccer balls, 4 soccer field cones, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump October 2008: America SCORES project to aid kids in Cleveland Items donated: 6 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 medium-sized soccer ball storage bag, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves, 1 soccer ball pump, 1 soccer training DVD, 1 soccer training book October 2008: Project assisting the Naivasha Rescue Shelter for orphans and abused children in Naivasha, Kenya Items donated: 25 soccer balls, 4 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer ball pumps October 2008: America SCORES project to aid kids in Dallas Items donated: 16 soccer balls, 8 field cones, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 1 medium-sized soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump November 2008: Soccer for Life project aiding children in Honduras Items donated: 50 soccer jerseys, 35 pairs of soccer shorts, 4 pairs of soccer socks December 2008: Any Soldier / U.S. Embassy project aiding children in Colombia Items donated: 15 soccer balls, 3 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer ball pumps December 2008: Project to help kids in Italy Items donated: 3 soccer balls, 2 soccer ball pumps December 2008: Christmas project to help kids at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee Items donated: 24 soccer balls, 2 large soccer ball storage bags January 2009: Project aiding Together We Rise soccer camp for underprivileged children in Chino, California Items donated: 15 soccer balls, 3 soccer ball pumps, 2 large soccer ball storage bags January 2009: Any Soldier project to aid kids and protect U.S. service personnel in Djibouti Items donated: 11 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump February 2009: Project to help create youth soccer club in San Pedro Laguna, the Philippines Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 4 field cones, 2 soccer ball pumps, 2 large soccer ball bags, 2 soccer training videos, 2 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 2 goalkeeper jerseys, 1 soccer training DVD, 1 soccer training book February 2009: Project in conjunction with wellness efforts by Heal Africa (U.S. doctors on health mission) in Rwanda Items donated: 2 soccer balls, 1 soccer ball pump February 2009: Project working to re-establish organized youth soccer in Iraq through U.S. State Department and U.S. military Items donated: 14 soccer balls, 2 soccer ball pumps, 2 large soccer ball bags, 2 pairs of goalkeeper gloves February 2009: Project to help kids in Caxias do Sul, Brazil Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 2 ball storage bags, 1 soccer ball pump February 2009: Project to create athletic opportunities for kids at the Grace Home Orphanage in Andra Pradesh, India Items donated: 14 soccer balls, 2 soccer ball pumps, 2 ball storage bags March 2009: Project aiding Outreached Hands of Romania, located in Calarasi, Romania Items donated: 30 soccer balls, 18 soccer jerseys, 1 goalkeeper jersey, 12 pairs of shinguards, 8 field cones, 6 equipment storage bags, 2 ball pumps, extra pump needles March 2009: Project aiding Outreached Hands of Romania, located in Calarasi, Romania Items donated: 27 pairs of soccer cleats, 13 soccer jerseys April 2009: Soccer camp for Yaqui Native American kids in Guadalupe, Arizona Items donated: 23 soccer camp medals, 6 trophies, 11 soccer field cones, 4 soccer balls, 1 ball pump April 2009: Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas project in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua Items donated: 10 soccer balls May 2009: Community Development Through Sports project in Uganda Items donated: 16 soccer balls, 2 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 2 large equipment storage bags, 2 ball pumps May 2009: America SCORES project to aid kids in Milwaukee Items donated: 15 soccer balls, 4 field cones, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer ball pumps, 1 soccer training toolkit May 2009: Project to aid children in Namibia Items donated: 4 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump May 2009: Project to aid orphans in Ethiopia Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer mini-goal kit June 2009: Project to aid Big Brothers Big Sisters afterschool program in Milwaukee, Wis. Items donated: 16 soccer balls, 4 field cones, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 1 soccer ball pump June 2009: Project to aid Big Brothers Big Sisters afterschool program in Philadelphia Items donated: 18 soccer balls, 4 field cones, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump July 2009: Any Sailor project to "promote cooperation and hospitality" in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 5 pairs of shinguards, 2 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer ball pumps August 2009: Project to help create soccer program in Belize Items donated: 15 soccer balls, 24 soccer jerseys, 18 pairs of shorts, 18 pairs of cleats, 16 field cones, 12 pairs of soccer socks, 10 pairs of shinguards, 3 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 3 pumps, 2 large soccer ball storage bags August 2009: G.O. Ministries project to help kids in the Dominican Republic Items donated: 13 soccer balls, 8 field cones, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer ball pumps August 2009: World Hope project to aid kids along the Amazon River Basin in Brazil Items donated: 22 soccer balls, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer ball pumps August 2009: Project to help new soccer program for Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus, Ohio Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 8 field cones, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump September 2009: Any Soldier project to help kids and create school sports programs in Iraq Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 4 soccer ball backpacks, 2 soccer ball pumps October 2009: Project to create sports programs for HIV-positive children at schools in Botswana Items donated: 22 soccer balls, 6 large soccer ball storage bags, 5 soccer ball pumps October 2009: Project to help Tulane University mission trip to orphanages and schools in Honduras Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump November 2009: America SCORES project to aid kids in Milwaukee Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 3 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer ball pumps, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves November 2009: Orphan Helpers project to aid orphanages in El Salvador Items donated: 20 soccer balls, 8 soccer field cones, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer ball pumps, 2 coaches whistles, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves December 2009: First United Methodist Church Christmas mission project to benefit kids in Kosovo Items donated: 44 soccer balls, 3 large soccer ball storage bags, 3 soccer ball pumps December 2009: Project to benefit Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin Items donated: 30 soccer T-shirt jerseys, 2 soccer hats January 2010: Soccer for Life Project to benefit kids in Honduras Items donated: 40 soccer jerseys, 39 pairs of soccer pairs, 32 pairs of soccer socks, 26 pairs of cleats, 2 pairs of goalkeeper pants January 2010: Project to benefit orphans in Liberia Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 7 soccer ball backpacks, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 1 soccer ball pump February 2010: Project to help kids in Kinship of Tomahawk program in Tomahawk, Wis. Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bags, 1 soccer ball pump February 2010: Project aiding Amigos de Futbol project in Argentina Items donated: 14 soccer balls, 7 pairs of shinguards, 2 large soccer ball bags, 1 soccer ball pump March 2010: Project aiding South African children through the Amy Biehl Foundation Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball bag, 1 soccer ball pump March 2010: Project aiding Outreached Hands of Romania, located in Calarasi, Romania Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 12 pairs of soccer cleats, 1 ball pump, 1 large equipment storage bag April 2010: Project aiding afterschool program at Yellowstone Academy for impoverished youth in Houston Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball bag, 1 soccer ball pump April 2010: Columbus Global Village Team project in Botswana Items donated: 18 soccer balls, 2 soccer ball pumps, 2 large soccer ball bags May 2010: Project to aid kids in Samoa through Mission of Hope Ministries Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 1 soccer ball pump, 1 large soccer ball bag June 2010: Project to aid Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson County (Wisconsin) Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 1 soccer ball pump, 1 large soccer ball bag July 2010: Outstretched Hands of Romania ministry in Romania Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 10 practice pinneys, 8 field cones, 2 training guidebooks, 2 soccer ball pumps, 1 large soccer ball storage bag July 2010: MDPC Water Ministry in Indonesia Items donated: 14 soccer balls, 4 field cones, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 1 soccer ball pump August 2010: Project to help build youth soccer programs in Iraq Items donated: 13 soccer balls, 8 field cones, 8 pairs of shinguards, 7 pairs of soccer cleats, 4 pairs of soccer socks, 3 training guidebooks, 2 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 2 soccer ball pumps, 1 large soccer ball storage bag September 2010: Project to assist orphanage in Djibouti Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 4 field cones, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump, 1 goal net September 2010: Project to assist youth soccer league in Ethiopia Items donated: 16 soccer balls, 4 field cones, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 soccer ball pumps, 1 coach whistle October 2010: Project to assist Blue Santa program in Victoria, Texas Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 8 soccer ball backpacks, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 soccer ball pump October 2010: Samaritan's Purse International Relief Items donated: 2 soccer balls October 2010: Project to help Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Items donated: 14 soccer balls, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 1 ball pump October 2010: Project to help Illinois Rotary Club trip to Nigeria Items donated: 14 soccer balls, 4 soccer ball backpacks, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 ball pumps November 2010: Project to support schools in East Timor Items donated: 6 soccer balls, 4 field ones, 3 soccer ball backpacks, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump November 2010: Project to support school for homeless children (Children First Academy) in Tempe, Arizona Items donated: 9 soccer balls, 4 field cones, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump November 2010: Project to aid Servant Leadership International trip to Zimbabwe Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 5 field cones, 4 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump December 2010: Christmas project to aid Fort Atkinson Food Pantry Items donated: 6 soccer balls December 2010: Christmas project to support school for homeless children (Children First Academy) in Tempe, Arizona Items donated: 4 soccer balls December 2010: Project to support youth soccer program in Moldova Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 2 soccer ball bags, 1 ball pump December 2010: Project to help Rancho San Juan Bosco orphanage in Tecate, Mexico Items donated: 9 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump December 2010: Project to assist in U.S. Army goodwill activities with kids in Ethiopia Items donated: 18 soccer balls, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 1 ball pump December 2010: Project to help children in Myanmar Items donated: 23 soccer shirts, 10 coaches’ instruction books, 8 soccer balls, 7 pairs of cleats, 6 pairs of shinguards, 4 coaches’ clipboards, 4 pairs of soccer socks, 3 large storage bags, 1 soccer goal, 1 extra goal net, 1 coaches’ stopwatch, 1 ball pump December 2010: Project to help orphans in the Ukraine Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 4 field cones, 2 soccer ball backpacks, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump, 1 coach/instructor whistle January 2011: Project to help orphans in Udon Thani, Thailand Items donated: 15 soccer balls, 7 field cones, 3 decks of soccer ball playing cards, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 1 soccer ball backpack, 1 ball pump January 2011: Project to help orphans in Khakassia and Krasnoyarsk, Siberia Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves, 1 ball pump January 2011: Project to help develop youth soccer programs in Cameroon Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 8 field cones, 6 pairs of shinguards, 3 pairs of soccer cleats, 3 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 coaches’ clipboards, 2 coaches’ skills trainer books, 1 kicking training toolkit, 1 ball pump February 2011: Project to help orphans in Chad Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 4 medium-sized storage bags, 1 ball pump, 1 instructor/referee stopwatch, 1 instructor/referee whistle February 2011: Project to aid children at the No More Tears Orphanage in Kamakwie, Sierra Leone Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 6 player jerseys, 5 soccer field cones, 3 medium-sized storage bags, 1 portable soccer goal, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump February 2011: Project to aid children at the Nazareti Center in Ngara, Tanzania Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 10 player pinneys, 4 soccer field cones, 3 medium-sized storage bags, 1 player instruction toolkit, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump February 2011: Project to aid orphan children in Slobodskoy, Russia Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 8 soccer field cones, 7 pairs of cleats, 5 player pinneys, 4 large soccer ball storage bag, 2 player instruction toolkits, 2 soccer ball backpacks, 1 ball pump, 1 pair of shinguards March 2011: Project to aid homeless youth soccer team in Minneapolis Items donated: 14 soccer balls, 4 soccer field cones, 3 soccer ball backpacks, 2 ball pumps, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves, 1 large ball storage bag March 2011: Project to assist school in Cambodia Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 4 soccer field cones, 2 large ball storage bags, 1 ball pump May 2011: Project to assist school in Peru Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves May 2011: Any Sailor project to aid children and protect U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan Items donated: 11 soccer balls, 2 soccer ball backpacks, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump May 2011: Project to assist orphans affected by earthquake and tsunami in Japan Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 2 soccer ball backpacks, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump May 2011: Project to assist schools in Zambia (Kabulonga, Kafue, Chongwe and Chingola) Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 3 pairs of shinguards, 3 pairs of soccer socks, 2 ball pumps, 2 coaches’ instruction books, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves May 2011: Project to assist children in Mexico Items donated: 14 pairs of soccer cleats May 2011: Project to assist children in Fort Atkinson, Wis. Items donated: 8 pairs of soccer cleats May 2011: Project to assist Glad Tidings school in Malawi Items donated: 12 soccer balls, 2 ball pumps, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 goalkeeper jersey June 2011: Any Airman project to help orphans and maintain peace in Krygyzstan Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump, 1 coach/referee stopwatch July 2011: Reaching the Hungry project to help children in China Items donated: 18 soccer jerseys, 6 pairs of soccer shorts, 4 soccer balls, 2 goalkeeper tops July 2011: Project to assist children in Fort Atkinson, Wis. Items donated: 16 soccer jerseys August 2011: Project to assist kids at the Ulan orphanage in Taraz, Kazakhstan Items donated: 9 soccer balls, 4 field cones, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump August 2011: Project to assist children through Health Initiative Abroad in Amatongas, Mozambique Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 2 large soccer ball storage bags, 2 skills trainer books, 1 soccer ball backpack, 1 coach/instructor clipboard, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves, 1 ball pump September 2011: Project to assist kids in San Jose, Costa Rica, through Uno Por Uno Costa Rica Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 skills trainer book, 1 ball pump September 2011: Project to assist needy kids in Portugal Items donated: 10 pairs of soccer cleats September 2011: Project to assist needy children in Swaziland, through Beyond The Game Items donated: 13 soccer balls, 2 large soccer ball bags, 1 ball pump, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves, 1 goalkeeper jersey October 2011: Project to assist children in Cuba Items donated: 4 soccer balls October 2011: Hand in Hand project to assist children in Belarus Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 2 soccer ball backpacks, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump November 2011: Project to assist children in Burkina Faso Items donated: 9 soccer balls, 2 coach/instructor clipboards, 2 large ball storage bags, 1 ball pump, 1 training toolkit December 2011: Project to assist children in Nepal Items donated: 7 soccer balls, 4 pairs of shinguards, 3 field cones, 1 referee/coach stopwatch, 1 large ball storage bag, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves, 1 ball pump December 2011: Project to help kids through Outstretched Hands of Romania ministry in Romania Items donated: 29 pairs of soccer cleats, 12 pairs of shinguards, 12 pairs of soccer socks, 1 soccer skills DVD, 1 coach/referee stopwatch January 2012: Project to help kids in Sudan through Balls Without Borders Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump, 1 soccer skills trainer, 1 coach/instructor clipboard February 2012: Project to help kids in Sri Lanka Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump March 2012: Project to help kids through TOCO in St. Lucia Items donated: 5 soccer balls, 7 pairs of shinguards, 4 soccer field cones, 3 large soccer ball bag, 1 ball pump, 1 coach/instructor clipboard, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves April 2012: Project to help children in St. Kitts Items donated: 8 soccer balls, 6 pairs of soccer cleats, 6 soccer shirts, 1 pair of soccer goals, 1 large soccer ball bag, 1 ball pump, 1 coach/instructor clipboard, 1 pair of goalkeeper gloves April 2012: Project to help kids in Ireland Items donated: 10 soccer balls, 1 large soccer ball storage bag, 1 ball pump, 1 coach/instructor clipboard May 2012: Project to help children in Borneo, France, Germany, Israel, Madagascar, New Zealand and Trinidad Items donated: 20 soccer balls, 12 pinneys, 8 field cones, 4 large soccer ball bags, 2 player instruction toolkits, 1 ball pump My initiative and drive have led to some pretty aggressive goals. I am driven to expand this project in 2012 and beyond. I hope that my gifts create a link between youth in America and in other nations, and serve as a model that stresses the importance of doing good works. Anyone, even a kid from a small town in Wisconsin, can create change and foster an environment of understanding.

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