My name is Rebecca Platner and I am representing LAFC’s community service program "Cleats Hit the Streets". I am writing to introduce all of you to our new project for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. We will be working with Akie Noah, an LAFC coach, and his organization ACNG, to bring an assortment of new and used items to children in Sierra Leone. These children, from about age 4 to 18, are growing up in a war-torn country, with out many necessities, and would love to receive anything we can supply them with. Some examples of excellent things to donate are:
Pens, pencils, packs of paper, coloring books, markers, books
Anything that would be good for a tropical climate: light sweaters,
t-hirts, shorts, shoes
Cleats, shinguards, jerseys, practice shirts, shorts, socks, balls, cones
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys:
Teddy bears, dolls, anything that can easily be shipped (without many parts/non-breakable)
How do you donate these items?
First, label your donation with the name of your team on it. If you have other people (friends form school, relatives) donate items as well, make sure you put your team’s name on it in order to receive credit, as we are having a PIZZA PARTY for the team that brings in the most in this collection!
Second, Drop them off at one of these locations:
634 S. Parish Pl.
Burbank, CA 91506
Cathy Fraser's house
224 W. State Street
Pasadena, CA 91105
The date we need to have all of these items packed up and ready for shipping is Thursday December 6th. We really ask for your participation in this event. We want to send Akie with many many gifts for these wonderful children this holiday.