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Here is a fun & encouraging update from Indy based partner Last Bell that works in Ukraine:

Last Bell serves orphanage graduates in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. We start with mentorship, then begin meeting practical needs in the areas of housing, education, job skills, parenting classes, and counseling.

Our first contact with orphanage graduates is in the trade schools in our city, where orphan teens are sent from all over the region. Then we invite them to the Day Center. One reason our youth love the Day Center is that we have ping pong, Foosball, and other games that Ball Project has helped us provide.

For some of our youth, this is the first time in their lives they’ve had fun with adults who care about them. It may also be the first time they’ve seen ways to have fun without alcohol! Our Foosball and ping pong tables are always busy. The Day Center is a place for learning and play, in contrast to the trade schools where our students are often frustrated and lonely.

As a reminder, Ball Project helps fund all kinds of project for all kinds of partners with the goal to help children play. Ball Project helps coaches, teams, schools, rehab centers, orphanages, churches & more.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners around the world working faithfully to build their communities & help children play.

Here is an encouraging update from one of our Ukrainian partners Last Bell:

We work with orphanage graduates in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, including over 650 orphan students, older orphans, orphan parents, & their children.

Our youth LOVE the foosball tables that Ball Project helped us purchase for the Day Center. In the photo, the young lady on the right is AV. Last Bell has helped A & her sister by advocating with the government for housing, then renovating the fire-damaged apartment they received. A is now studying psychology and volunteers with our staff visiting a local orphanage. She & her sister are very hospitable, reflecting the hospitality they’ve received at the Day Center & from our staff.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners like Last Bell, working to build their communities & help children play.

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

Here in the USA it is Giving Tuesday!

Bloomington to Brazil - Ball Project ball with a Brazilian boy

Everyday is a great day to give, but apparently today is an extra special day to give (I guess because we spent the weekend being Thankful)…….

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Ball Project can always use donations to help coaches & community leaders around the world buy balls & sports equipment to help children play.

Ball Project in Africa

& here are some other great places to give, if you are feeling generous:

Building Tomorrow

Sportquest

ServLife

Second Helpings

Inspired2Become

Indy Reads

Heifer International

Invisible Girl Project

Habitat for Humanity

Mercy Corps

Last Bell

Nou Hope Haiti

LYN House

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George Halas

Live generously. Give generously.

Thank you & keep up the good work.

Help children play

“Give me a ball and I’ll have a thousand kids chasing after it.” –Solomon, Kenya

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