Leveling The Playing Field

Leveling The Playing Field

Address:
9170 Brookville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Contact:
Maitlyn Healy
Director of Operations
301-844-5622 (Phone)
info@levelingtheplayingfield.org

Description of Organization:

Leveling the Playing Field gives underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of youth sports participation. They do this through the donation of used and excess sporting equipment to programs and schools serving low income communities. Their donations allow programs to allocate funds saved by lowering registration fees, expanding their scholarship programs, enhancing their existing athletic program and/or developing new ones.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Volunteers can inventory/sort sports equipment donations in their warehouse in Silver Spring and/or collect sports equipment for them and deliver those items to their warehouse.

LPF relies on volunteers to inventory and sort the large amounts of equipment donations they receive daily. Come to the warehouse and sort through soccer balls, baseball bats, basketballs, cleats and so much more. While not required, it is preferred that the volunteer has a basic knowledge of sports. They also recommend wearing clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.

Help collect sports equipment within your community! Volunteers can collect at their schools, offices, rec centers, etc. and/or amongst neighbors, teammates, family, and friends. They need local volunteers and their communities to help them ensure that all of the unused equipment around the DMV ends up in our warehouse so that they can turn around and donate it to programs in need!
They can provide marketing materials and collection bins for all interested volunteers. Most volunteers drop donations off at the warehouse and stay to inventory/sort those donations, but a pickup can be scheduled if needed.

Minimum Age to Volunteer:

8

Offer family volunteer opportunities?

yes