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WHAT DO CHILDREN IN THE US AND CHILDREN IN IRAQ HAVE IN COMMON?

A great love for soccer! Children in Iraq and Afghanistan love soccer so much, they’ll play the game with any kind of ball they can get their hands on, including rocks. In the USA our children are fortunate to have the all the resources and soccer supplies they need and more. And I am sure all of you have extras that are slightly used or ones that are now too small. We would like to give everyone an opportunity to donate their new or slightly used equipment, in order to help put cleats on the feet and soccer balls in the hands of children in Iraq and Afghanistan.


soccerboy.jpg“Outside the United States, soccer is really the one universal language,” said Operation Give’s Chief Paul Holton, who served as an interrogator in Iraq with the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion. Operation Give is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers in 6 states in the U.S. that work to collect donations.

The donations go to our troops to deliver to needy children overseas. Operation Give is a Team Member of the Pentagon’s America Supports You Program. Operation Give has sent more than 130 Forty Foot Containers of Donations, such as Soccer equipment to the Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

WHAT TO DO?

Share the Equipment! Are your closets filled with used cleats, uniforms, and balls? Instead of throwing them away, donate them to Operation Give to send to the Troops in Iraq. Help the children have Cleats, Uniforms and Soccer Balls, so that the Troops can help set up Teams of Soccer Players in the countries they are serving in.
Please deflate soccer balls and include a small hand pump whenever possible.
OPERATION GIVE IS PARTNERING WITH THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION'S PASSBACK PROGRAM TO HELP MEET THE SOCCER UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT NEEDS OF CHILDREN IN IRAQ!
Visit www.passback.org to find out how you can partner with the Foundation to set up a collection of new and gently used equipment in your community. Operation Give will then help you send all of the equipment you’ve collected to Iraq for free!
Contact Operation Give about shipping the equipment to elaine@operationgive.org or call 435-512-4956

 

Donations are needed to cover shipping costs from our warehouse to Kuwait and on the the troops.

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