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Children & Young People · 01:30

Project Beisbol

  • By thomas lee · Regional Head Office (AM Head Office), Americas

 

Project Beisbol

Main aim of the charity

Project Beisbol seeks to provide resources for children in vulnerable communities that might not otherwise have access to sports or mentorship programs.

How the employee got involved and why

Project Béisbol is a 100% volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing baseball and softball equipment donations, instruction and international education opportunities for boys and girls in vulnerable communities in Latin America. I met the founder of the Project Beisbol organization through a chance encounter 9 years ago and after hearing about the mission of the organization as well as the challenges it faced, I was inspired to try and help. In 2010, with the help of the DHL Express US management Board, I was able to help coordinate the delivery of over 2000 lbs of equipment from South Florida to Nicaragua in a single shipment. Since then Project Beisbol has benefited over 3000 youth players in 65+ communities across 6 countries.

What work does the employee do for charity?

My primary role is as a board member to the Project Beisbol organization where I work to ensure operational compliance in order to help maintain our 501c3 status. I also liaise with partner organizations and agencies to help with ongoing missions. Additional duties include equipment drives, inventory, sorting and finally the movement of equipment from the US to Central and South America. Additional, I travel to multiple international events every year to photograph and help communicate the ongoing mission and of the Project Beisbol organization.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

The largest expense for the organization is associated with shipping and transportation of donated sports equipment and proceeds will help offset duties and taxes associated with commercial shipments. Winning would also enable more volunteers to travel to and participate first hand with beneficiary communities and children in Central and South America.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

Winning would definitely help me deliver my message of Project Beisbol to a larger audience which in turn would allow more communities and children to be positively impacted.

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