Teams 4 Kids is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to provide the necessary funding to allow homeless and low-income children within the State of New Jersey to participate in recreational sports programs.
Teams For Kids was founded in 2014 by Abby Bauer when she was a sophomore in high school. Abby has been volunteering at Homeless Solutions, a homeless shelter and transitional housing facility in Morristown, New Jersey, for the past five years, running a program for the children residing at the shelter. Her personal favorite activity to do with the kids is making s’mores and playing kickball during the summer months. It was following a heated kickball game one summer night when a ten year old boy, Giovanni, approached Abby with his baseball glove and asked her if they could have a catch. After throwing the ball back and forth several times, Abby realized that Giovanni had a great arm and could catch well. When she asked him if he played on a Little League team, Giovanni said he wished he could. Giovanni’s mom later explained that families at the shelter could not afford recreational sports for their kids because they needed to save money for rent and living expenses upon leaving the shelter. Recreational sports are considered luxury items for these kids. While Abby could no longer help Giovanni (he left the shelter several weeks later), she was determined to help other kids like him.
This was the beginning of Teams For Kids Foundation.
Kids get to use their Visa gift card to pick out exactly what they want for their birthday. And since the average party collects about 300 bucks, that's a lot of dough for a kid. Plus, kids get that unique feeling of pride and joy that you can only experience as a result of helping animals in need.
Parents of the birthday kid love to be able to provide a real-life lesson in giving and the importance of being charitable. Parents love that their kids get to experience the fun and fellowship of a birthday party without having to deal with the massive amount of unwanted, unneeded and often duplicated presents (NO MORE STUFF).
Parents of the party guests can quickly and easily RSVP and give a gift. They love avoiding the trip to the store, the guessing game of what to buy and the gift wrap ordeal. Plus, they know their money isn't being wasted and it's going to a good cause.
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