Hi, this is Jared Lee. For my Bar Mitzvah Project, I want to donate baseball gear to countries in need. I placed a bin near the concession stand at the Little League field and my synagogue at 115 Park Avenue, both in Hoboken, I am asking for gear that may not fit the user or is not being used. The gear should be in usable condition. The gear I’m looking for are catchers’ gear, baseball bats (legal), baseball mitts, batting gloves, belts, baseballs, batting helmets, protective gear in general, water bottles, and baseball bags. I will come around every week and collect what is there. In June, I am donating it to Pitch in For Baseball & Softball. I love baseball and being able to play. I want other children to enjoy it as much as I do with equipment that will fit them.
Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball believes that baseball and softball are effective tools for youth development. Not only do they give kids a chance to be a kid and play, but it also helps to create healthy communities, break down barriers, and instill valuable life lessons. PIFBS aims to reduce barriers to play and bring communities together by collecting and redistributing much needed baseball/softball equipment to groups serving under-resourced children. Since 2005, PIFB has donated more than $9 million in equipment to help 800,000 kids play ball in every state and 100 countries worldwide.