These are extremly difficult times for people all over the world trying to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that you are staying healthy and financially stable enough to provide food, shelter, and a safe environment for yourself and your loved ones.
If you are able to give, we're asking you to join FC Give in our continued support of La Victoria FC in Cartagena, Colombia. Funds raised here will provide food for their youth and families during these difficult times. Since the club's founding in September of 2019, FCG members have sponsored the club with over $4,000. These funds have provided the equipment and capacity for our friend Ishmael Chica to build the roster up from 10 to nearly 40 monthly participants.
Due to the pandemic, FC Give has had to cancel all pickup games, which is our main revenue stream. Despite this setback, we've increased our support of La Victoria FC to donate nearly $500 each month. Coach Ismael has also had to cancel practices but his dedication to lifting up his community continues. He has been using his operations budget and fundraising with a local group called "Bundles of Love" to help provide groceries for LVFC youth participants and their families. With your help we hope to make an even bigger impact!
Ismael Chica is a community leader and a great example of the FC Give model at its finest. Despite his rough living situation, he has sacrificed his time to coach kids for no pay at a club that had poured into him when he was a child. His dream was to become a professional soccer coach but he lacked the financial means to get his degree. FC Give founders were deeply moved by meeting Ismael in 2015 and decided to gave him a full ride scholarship to college. He graduated in 2018 and with our continued financial support he launched his very own club called La Victoria FC in 2019. We are inspired by his passion for using the game as a tool to strengthen his community.
Perks for FC Give members:
$5 - 1 child for 1 week / Get a Social Media Shoutout
$35 - 1 family for a week / Get a Game Credit and Shoutout
$135 - 1 family for a month/ All of the above and special FC Give shirt
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