As our kids get older, they grow in and out of clothes and shoes faster than we can buy them. One thing we’ve also found is that they grow in and our of sports equipment at the same rate. Helmets, gloves, shinguards, cleats and other protection – you name it, chances are that there are a few families that have it in their garage collecting dust. Here’s a great opportunity to clean out your garages and purge some old stuff while helping out some local kids.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, the Long Island Volunteer Center is sponsoring a gently-used sports equipment drive for at-risk children in partnership with Modell’s Sporting Goods and Children’s Sport Connection. Children’s Sport Connection provides financial assistance and sports equipment to children from homes in the midst of a family crisis and believes that children can benefit from being able to say active in organized sports during difficult times.
This drive will begin on MLK, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16 and continue through Saturday, January 21, 2012. Donations will support SCO Family of Services and other youth programs throughout Long Island.
Donations will be accepted at Modell’s Sporting Goods locations in Lake Success (1510 Union Turnpike), Freeport (222 East Sunrise Highway), Commack (5025 Jericho Turnpike) and Farmingdale (206 Airport Plaza) during regular store hours.
For more information about the gently-used sports equipment drive go to www.longislandvolunteercenter.org. or call (516) 564-5482.