The Importance of Sports for Children
In developing nations, millions of children live in
poverty and lack access to education, health care and nutritious food. Poverty
also deprives children socially, as they often miss out on opportunities to play
with other children, form friendships and have fun. That's why ChildFund offers
a range of gifts focused on sports, allowing children to get exercise, enjoy
playing together and socialize with their peers.
Sports are a great way
for children to learn essential skills that will serve them in later life, such
as teamwork and cooperation. However, many children living in poverty lack the
sports equipment and clothing necessary for organized games of soccer,
volleyball and other activities. To remedy this, our Gifts
of Love & Hope catalog enables you to make a donation of $99 to provide
children with sports equipment and apparel where they are needed most. This
gift will let children living in the world's poorest countries organize teams
and learn important life skills.
Sports in the Streets
Children all over Brazil
love soccer, and prominent athletes such as Pelé, whom many soccer
experts consider the best player of all time, continue to inspire the youth of
Brazil. However, due to high rates of poverty, particularly in the urban slums,
children often lack real soccer balls and are forced to play with improvised
balls made from recycled and discarded items. To help these children enjoy
soccer, you can donate $34 to provide
Brazilian children with real soccer balls.
ChildFund has worked in Brazil since 1966, and
with many children at risk of becoming involved in street gangs, sports
provide them with a means to engage with each other in a healthy, positive way.
That's why our gift of sports kits for Brazilian children are so important. A
donation of $87 will give Brazilian youths the equipment to play a variety of
games, including basketball, dodgeball, shuttlecock, soccer and
To invest in the future of children in need around the world,
please consider purchasing one of these gifts and bringing hope to a child's