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For some reason several times in the last few weeks many of the conversations with partners seem to revolve around Moldova.

Ball Project has several partners in Moldova including Admirals Basketball. Another partner from Florida took baseball equipment to Moldova to help with baseball & English camps with another new partner. & our Ukrainian partner Last Bell sent one of their alumni to Moldova to be trained in soccer coaching by another one of our Moldovan partners currently working in Germany with refugees.

Admirals BP team & goal

It is always encouraging to find out that good people are doing good things in their communities to help children play & it is fun to find out that they are all connected.

It’s a small world after all.

Here is an encouraging update from one of our partner Last Bell in Ukraine that works with orphans & their children.

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Thanks for providing play equipment for orphanage graduates’ children!

We work with about 500 orphanage graduates per year, about half of that closely. Many of them are parents. Our recent Ball Project grant purchases were used to purchase balls, sports equipment, and climbing/play equipment both indoors and outdoors at the Shelter, our crisis housing facility for young moms. We finished renovating the Shelter late last year, and since then it’s been full of children whose moms needed someplace safe to live!

These kids love playing together at the Shelter. Many of them were in terrible, unsafe living situations with no way to play. Now they play like other children using balls and the other equipment.

Ball Project is thankful to have so many amazing partners around the world working to help transform their communities & to help children play!

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

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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Anyway, Ball Project can always use donations to help 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

The First Fund

Inspired2Become

Indy Reads

Heifer International

Invisible Girl Project

Habitat for Humanity

Mercy Corps

Last Bell

Nou Hope Haiti

The Viewfinder Project

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

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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