Help me raise enough money to deliver new soccer balls and school supplies this Christmas to children living in poor villages in Ghana.
My name is Kylie Miles and I am a goalie for the U-14 Logan Lynx team based in Northern Utah. I love playing soccer and I love being a goalie. I most love to make saves and help my team win games. We have a great team!
Earlier this year my dad went to Ghana, Africa to help rescue kids that are forced to work for fishermen in very dangerous conditions. They do not go to school and basically have no fun. In these villages the children have very little. Food, electricity, clothes, toys, etc. are very scarce. But they do LOVE to play soccer and they love to smile. He met many kids who asked for soccer balls and equipment but because they live in extreme poverty they will not be able to get what they need unless someone helps them. There was one boy in a village about two hours outside the capital of Accra, Ghana that my dad promised a new soccer ball to and he told me he would keep that promise. My dad also told me that girls in Africa have a harder time than the boys and unless girls are treated equally it is likely they will get pregnant and have babies at very early ages and never be able to break free of the cycle of poverty. So, I decided to start a Save-A-Thon for Africa. Let me explain.
I am raising money to buy enough new soccer balls and school supplies for all of the children in that village. That is about 200 kids. We also want to throw them a Christmas party and provide them a healthy meal of chicken and rice. We need to raise at least $4,000 to reach these children and make their Christmas special this year.
Rather than just asking people for money I have been working for it by asking people to pledge a dollar amount per save I made in the Fall season. This also helped motivate me to play my best for my team knowing that with each save I made I was raising money that got us closer to our goal of helping these children enjoy soccer and give them hope for a better life. My dad and I will be going back to Africa December 20th and we will be delivering the soccer balls, school supplies, and meals directly to the children in the village.
Now that the Fall soccer season is over I am asking for donations of any kind in the hopes we can reach our goal. Donations will be made through my dad's non-profit company called Bridges To America, Inc. This way, the money will be officially handled as an IRS-approved tax-deductible donation. Thanks for your help! Let's do this!
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