Youth Development

Sports Gift Inc

  • Dana Point, CA
  • www.sportsgift.org

Mission Statement

Sports Gift's mission is to provide sports to impoverished and disadvantaged children and communities around the world and to promote sports related community service to help America's youth get involved in helping others.

Main Programs

  1. Knit With Love Volunteer
  2. Sports Gift Collection Leader
Service Areas

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International

Sports Gift provides sports to impoverished children around the world including the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, Indonesia, South Pacific and the Middle East.

 

Sports Gift promotes sports related community service among our youth throughout the United States. Individuals and groups can participate in our community service programs to collect sports equipment to help provide sports to impoverished children around the world.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Keven Baxter

Keywords

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children, sports, underprivileged, impoverished

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EIN

01-0736882

 Number

0572140172

Physical Address

Sports Gift 26941 Cabot Road, Suite 135

Laguna Hills, 92653

Also Known As

Sports Gift and Knit With Love

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Sports Gift has collected and distributed over 300,000 pieces of sports equipment to impoverished communities in over 50 countries around the world including Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, Indonesia, the Middle East and the South Pacific.

 

Sports Gift has hundreds of volunteers participating in our community service programs to collect sports equipment to benefit impoverished children.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Knit With Love Volunteer

Volunteers knit scarves, caps, blankets and other items to be given to the homeless, cancer patients and other impoverished or disadvantaged individuals.

Category

Homeless

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Male Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$100.00

Program 2

Sports Gift Collection Leader

Sports Gift Collection Leader:  Sports Gift offers students, schools, scout groups, churches and other youth groups a unique community service opportunity to help underprivileged children all over the world play sports. Children love sports, but for many children owning a ball or other sports equipment is out of their reach. As a Collection Leader, you can help provide sports equipment to help underprivileged children play sports. You organize a collection event at a local school, sports league or club or other location to collect gently used sports equipment for underprivileged children. You can focus on one or more sports of particular interest to you. Sports Gift distributes the sports equipment to impoverished children all over the world including the United States, Mexico, Central America, Africa, Indonesia and the Middle East. We supply you with materials and assistance to help your effort. Being a Collection Leader is a fantastic community service project for students, but is also great for teams, groups of friends and families. As a Collection Leader, you will have the opportunity to achieve impressive measurable results and we provide you certification of your community service. Contact Sports Gift at: info@sportsgift.org or (949) 388-2359.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Homeless

Budget

$25,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Sports Gift has a goal of collecting and distributing in excess of 30,000 items of sports equipment to impoverished and disadvantaged children around the world each year. In order to accomplish this, we seek to engage over 150 volunteers each year to participate in our community service projects to collect sports equipment and volunteer at our warehouse to process the collections.

    Our Knit With Love program seeks to collect and distribute in excess of 1,000 knit items each year to the homeless, cancer patients and impoverished and disadvantaged people around the world. To accomplish this, Knit With Love seeks to engage over 50 people each year to knit scarves, caps, blankets and other items.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Sports Gift seeks to continue to expand its brand and reputation around the United States, so that more people become aware of our community service programs. We maintain a very cost-effective strategy to rely on new media and technology to promote our programs.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Sports Gift possesses many key capabilities to achieve its goals including over 12 years of operating experience, a well developed program design and supporting materials for volunteers, strong Internet brand availability to prospective volunteers, and strong global distribution partnerships around the world.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Sports Gift seeks to measure our effectiveness using the following impact metrics:
    1. Number of items of sports equipment collected
    2. Number of volunteers participating in our community service programs
    3. Estimated number of impoverished children benefiting from our distribution.
    Our Knit With Love using similar impact metrics:
    1. Number of knit items collected
    2. Number of volunteers participating
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Sports Gift has collected over 300,000 items of sports equipment since our inception and had thousands of volunteers participating in our community service programs. We estimate that over 400,000 impoverished children have been benefited by our programs and been able to enjoy youth programs thanks to Sports Gift and our many volunteers.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Sports Gift provides sports to impoverished children around the world including the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, Indonesia, South Pacific and the Middle East.

 

Sports Gift promotes sports related community service among our youth throughout the United States. Individuals and groups can participate in our community service programs to collect sports equipment to help provide sports to impoverished children around the world.

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Funding Needs

Sports Gift is seeking financial donations to support our program and activities to provide sports to impoverished children around the world. Donations are used to cover the costs of our community service program materials with American youth and to cover the expenses of our Laguna Hills facility to operate our activities to collect and distribute sports equipment to impoverished children around the world.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Keven Baxter

BIO

Keven Baxter is the President of Sports Gift, which he founded in 2002. Keven volunteers his time with Sports Gift running the day to day operations including the distribution of sports equipment to youth programs in over 50 countries. Keven also maintains a private legal practice advising companies on business and technology matters including technology licensing and contractual matters, venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions. He began his career with a large national law firm and has served in senior management roles for a number of public companies including Fair Isaac Corporation, Buy.com Inc. and Interplay Entertainment. Keven received his B.A in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he also played on the Tennis Team. After working as a teaching pro at a local tennis club in Los Altos to earn money for graduate school, Keven went on to earn his Law degree from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas Graduate School of Business.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Sports Gift is focused on providing sports to underprivileged children throughout the world and promoting sports related community service among our youth. Sports promote health and exercise, provide important life lessons in such things as goal setting, hard work, fair play and teamwork and give us a safe arena to experience the thrills and challenges of competition. Unfortunately, many children living in poverty will never have the opportunity to enjoy sports without the assistance of Sports Gift. We work to improve the lives and give hope to impoverished children through a variety of sports programs including the collection and donation of sports equipment. Sports Gift has distributed over one hundred forty thousand pieces of sports equipment to children all over the world including the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, Indonesia and the South Pacific. We also offer community service programs to America’s youth to increase their awareness of and compassion for underprivileged children who cannot afford to play sports. Through this effort, we seek to instill in our youth a lifelong commitment to and passion for community service."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Keven Baxter

Sports Gift

Term: May 2009 - May 2010

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