||As a part of the PSCA’s ever growing commitment and mission, the Share The Wealth Program provides an opportunity for the soccer community to share soccer equipment of all kinds with the impoverished areas of the world.
As a corollary to this mission, the association may use the program to help provide support when a pressing need arises in the soccer community.
The PSCA “Share The Wealth” Program
"Share the Wealth" is a program of giving to the impoverished areas of the world new and/or slightly used soccer balls. Africa and Central America are the two focused areas at this point in time. We will accept soccer balls of all sizes.
Items can be shipped/funneled to:
Gerald and Harriet Botdorf;
32 Zeller Street; P.O. Box 151;
McClure, PA 17841.
Home Phone: 570-658-6372; Cell: 570-765-3527;
The Botdorfs will coordinate the shipment to overseas locations.
Small parcels could be mailed to the Botdorfs. However, since shipping is expensive, communication by phone or e-mail could allow an arrangement to be worked out where the material could get funneled to McClure without the expense of shipping.
We are excited about the program.
Please get involved. The need is great.
Share the Wealth!
2014 Year in Review
-submitted by Gerry Botdorf -
Another busy year for the program. Opportunities were presented to us to really clear out many items in our garage. I know new stuff is coming shortly. In June items were given to Chris Sauer of Middleburg who took kids and helped at a camp in Uganda. We gave to Chris uniforms, equipment bags, 20 balls, T-shirts. End of June and the beginning of July were very busy. Three efforts were being addressed.We sent to Paula and Dan Sheaffer, missionaries at the Lions of Judah Academy in Magu, Tanzania--ten soccer balls, 10 T-shirts and 2 sets of uniforms--jerseys and pants. Cost for these two boxes was $255.00. Costly effort for sure but I bet the balls will light up a few faces! A local gal organizes a trip to Mexico each year. They take a tractor-trailer load of equipment of all kinds to do work there. We really loaded them with equipment this year. We sent them 20 balls, 2 boxes of shoes, 2 boxes of shin guards and keeper stuff, box of cones and misc items, 4 boxes of sweat outfits, 32 short sleeve white jerseys 32 short sleeve red jerseys. And, our local churches were supplying material for a group headed to Haiti. We chipped in the following--and I am not sure how they will get this all there but they said they could use it. We gave 13 boxes of jerseys, shorts, shoes, shin guards, sweat outfits and 20 soccer balls.
Our garage is still full of equipment to give away. We now are in need of soccer balls, the most popular item asked for.
LIFETOUCH "KICKS IN" TO SOCCER
Employee volunteers from Lifetouch School Photos make an annual trip to Haiti to help with the recovery efforts. This January, not only did they build a new school but they also brought 80 soccer balls donated by Brine in their luggage, thanks to the efforts of Paul Christian, TerritoryManager for Lifetouch. It was an AWESOME 10 day triip anda life changing experience. Below, the group stands proudly in front of the new school which they built.