PIFBS donations have impacted children in all 50 states and 110 countries.
Will and the Span family have been been donating to us since 2014 including Mitzvah projects by Will & his brother Alex. They also collect golf equipment for First Tee of Newark: Check out SpanSportsForKids on FB!
Dylan was cleaning out his old gear and realized how much could still be used, and that many others in his town had equipment they’d outgrown as well. He turned this into a “Donation Derby” and collected baseball and softball pants, bats, mitts & more to donate!
Jack had played baseball for the past 12 years and wanted to give back to kids in need of equipment. He ran a collection drive in 2020 and dropped off 100+ pieces of equipment to our LA warehouse, including gloves, baseballs, softballs, helmets, bats, cleats, and more. The next year he decided to collect gear again and dropped off even more!
“I feel fortunate to have been able to play the game of baseball. It has given me great experiences and memories. I want everyone to have that same opportunity.” – Jack B.
Connor donated to PIFBS for his Mitzvah project in February 2021, then continued collecting gear after and donated again in August! He has been playing baseball since he was 5 years old and has always felt passionate about the game. When Connor found out he could help others that don’t have the same opportunity, he was motivated to donate and help others play.
Aaron has a passion for baseball and wants everyone to have the chance to play, regardless of economic status. His brother Seth previously donated to us as well for his Mitzvah project in 2019!
Logan ran an equipment collection in New York for four months in 2021. He wants every kid to have the opportunity to play sports, and the equipment they need to be able to play. “I hope every kid gets to feel the excitement of making a great play or crushing the ball to the outfield to help your team win a game…I know when they get the chance to play they will love it as much as I do.”
Collin donated nearly 50 items to PIFBS in April 2021, , including bats, helmets, cleats, baseballs, and uniform pants.
Carnegie Mellon Softball
Head coach Monica Harrison and the Carnegie Mellon softball program donated bats to PIFBS in June 2021. They recognize that the game of softball is not inexpensive, and they want to help continue to grow the sport in underserved communities.
Matt chose to work with us for his Summer Service Project. Matt has been playing baseball for years, and chose to collect equipment for PIFBS because he was motivated to do more for the game off the field. Special thanks to Pennridge Athletic Department!
Jonathan did an equipment collection in New Jersey for his Bar Mitzvah project to give back to the game he loves. Jonathan donated helmets, bats, cleats, gloves, bags, and more, and is looking to do another collection for us in the future!
Main Street Baseball
Kevin from Main Street Baseball stopped by our warehouse in April to drop off some great donations after the club did an equipment collection in early 2021. They donated three boxes of gear plus two catchers sets!
The Fifer family has been donating to PIFBS since 2014. Early in 2021 they donated more than $5,000 worth of gear, a total of 106 items!
Lenape Valley Girls Softball
Lenape Valley Girls Softball in Chalfont, PA, donated batting helmets, catchers gear, bats and more to give back and help others have the chance to play.
Lena, Christina, and Abbie ran a collection through their organization, Everyone Hits. They wanted to share their love of the game and help expand access to softball, and plan on doing future collections to continue to grow the sport.
Michael completed another very successful collection project for PIFBS in early 2021, after donating to us three times in 2020! Michael’s love for the game of baseball has motivated him to visit local leagues, programs, and communities in order to collect more equipment, giving other kids the opportunity to get on the field.
The Shcharber family has been supporting youth baseball and softball by donating equipment to us for nearly a decade! Jake completed the family’s 9th equipment collection in early 2021. Based in Los Angeles, both Jake and Michael have run collections on behalf of PIFBS, and in 2019 the Shcharber family stopped by our PA warehouse for a tour.
Martianne, Paul & Jayson
Through her nonprofit Hearts of Skylar, Martianne received baseball and softball equipment and chose to donate it to help kids play ball through PIFBS. Likewise, Paul & Jayson volunteered for fellow NJ nonprofit Turn 2 Club, where they ran a community equipment drive and delivered the gear to our warehouse in March 2021.
Sydney chose PIFBS for her Mitzvah project and did an equipment collection in the Westfield, NJ area in early 2021. Sydney has played softball since she was in first grade, and says it teaches her time management, leadership, and self-confidence, and she wants to help get equipment to kids who need it.
Katie donated to us again in 2021, making it four years that she has done a collection for us! Beginning as a school service project in 2018, Katie has collected hundreds of pieces of equipment to donate, with help from members of her travel team, the Lady Ravens.
Josh and Kevin
Josh and Kevin donated baseballs and softballs, catchers gear, and gloves to us to help more kids have the chance to play. They ran an equipment collection around Maple Glen, PA on behalf of PIFBS for their Senior Culminating Project.
Kaitlin donated more than 150 items! These included softballs, gloves, bats, cleats, uniform pants, and more. The New Jersey native was grateful to receive new softball gear for Christmas, so in turn she wanted to donate gear to kids in need.
Samantha & Eric
Twins Eric and Samantha wanted to do something special for their Mitzvah projects, so they decided to run collections of baseball and softball equipment for PIFBS in their New Jersey town. Both have played baseball/softball since they were 5 years old, and wanted to help those less fortunate and give them the same opportunity to play.
Madi started collecting equipment in her New Jersey community in January of 2020, and received so much gear that she and her family had to rent a U-Haul to deliver it in August. This was the largest collections of softball equipment we have ever received!
Over seven years, Daulton has been a committed volunteer for PIFBS. Daulton began by finding businesses to serve as collection points, and drove with his family to do pickups and deliver equipment to our warehouses, helping nearly 100 teams around the world. He also solicits donations through his Facebook page “Daulton Is Pitchin In For Baseball.”
Maddie is a softball player from Connecticut and wanted to do a project to collect softball equipment to donate. She began her collection in the fall of 2019, and she and her mom stopped by our PA warehouse in August 2020 to donate softballs and baseballs, bats, gloves, helmets, and more!
In Churchville, PA, John was clearing out space in his garage and noticed he had a lot of baseball equipment that could still be used. He decided to take the opportunity to donate to an organization who can put the equipment to good use.
Derek was a first time donor from PA who wanted to give back to children in need. Derek had been collecting equipment for months from leagues located around the area, and he and his family dropped off equipment to us in July 2020!
The Cooney family wanted to donate equipment due to their passion for helping children learn the sport. They wanted to give back to those in need, so that they too can learn the sport of baseball & softball.
Brian Stewart has run an equipment collection drive for each of the last four years. Based in Oregon, he started off by cleaning out the equipment shed of the league he’s affiliated with, Gladstone Youth Baseball. Brian has branched out in recent years and received support from other local leagues.
In 2018 Evan was featured on News 12 Westchester for his tremendous contributions to PIFBS. Evan had an ambitious goal to raise enough money to support an entire league. He raised about $15,000 for the City of Mount Vernon Department of Recreation’s baseball and softball teams! The donation helped 23 teams and nearly 350 kids.
Liam and Jack
Liam and Jack collected equipment for a school project in New Jersey, and donated it to PIFBS to help other kids enjoy the game of baseball!
James and Ishaan
James and Ishaan decided to run an equipment collection for a few weeks and received a tremendous turnout of donations! They provided this opportunity through the non-profit Kindness 4 Kids in New Jersey. They were motivated to donate to us because they knew a large amount of people in their area would be willing to help others play the game of baseball and softball.
Michael has his own non-profit, Project Play, that collects and redistributes new and used general sports equipment. He wanted to find a home for his baseball and softball equipment, so he reached out to us to donate! His donation included a wide variety of softballs, baseballs, bats, cleats, gloves and pants. Find Project Play on Instagram @projectplaynj
We’re grateful to USSSA and National Fastpitch Programs Director Courtney Ceo for sending us hundreds of softballs! Softballs are always hard to keep in our inventory, and this donation is going to make a big difference for the programs we work with.
Sean wanted to do a school service project, and thought that PIFBS was the perfect organization for him to work with. His love of the game and realization of the need for equipment in underprivileged areas inspired him to collect equipment around Downington, PA and donate it to help other kids.
Sammy from Riverdale, NY wanted to make a difference for kids who can’t afford equipment. He is passionate about baseball as it’s a big part of his life, and wants everyone to have the same opportunity to play the game that he has.
Jake dropped off some great equipment to us in October 2020 after collecting gear in the Scarsdale, NY area! His donation included bats, balls, catcher’s gear, and more!
Patrick and Peter
A pair of high school students in Houston, Patrick and Peter, ran an equipment drive over the summer in 2020. They collected more than 500 pieces of equipment to donate, helping more kids have the chance to play baseball and find relief from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
First-time donor Tara traveled to PIFBS’ headquarters from Eastchester, New York in July 2020. Tara had an overabundance of equipment after a collection with Rise and Grind Baseball and Team Crush Baseball, and wanted to give back to help more kids get on the field!
Benjamin was a first time donor who loves baseball and posting sports recap videos on his YouTube page. For his Mitzvah project, he wanted to help other kids have their own equipment to play ball.
Mia and her mom Sonya stopped by our Harleysville PA warehouse to donate equipment in July 2020! Located in the Philadelphia area, Mia wanted to donate because she loves playing softball and wanted to help as part of her Mitzvah project.
A softball player for Case Batbusters 12U in Simi Valley, CA, Sara chose PIFBS for her Mitzvah project. She and her dad dropped off a great selection of equipment to our LA warehouse. She also raised over $1,000 to help kids play ball around the world!
For his Eagle Scout project, Peter cleaned out the equipment shed at his local field house & also collected over 1,500 pieces of equipment to donate! He and his father delivered the gear to us & volunteered at our Phillies Community Day Fundraiser in 2019.
In 2019, University of Arkansas softball player Sydney Parr collected 33 boxes of equipment during her offseason to send to PIFBS. The donation included softball gear which helped us get equipment to teams in need.
Ian’s involvement with PIFBS began as a bar mitzvah project. Ian reached out to local Little League organizations and set up boxes in sporting goods stores and a nearby training center. The Levines estimate they collected between 60 and 70 bats, along with hats, gloves, and catchers gear. They even visited our office in PA to drop off the equipment and volunteer in the warehouse, and helped the organization during Community Day with the Phillies.
Matthew had great success running an equipment collection for his Mitzvah project in the United Kingdom, and completed PIFBS first ever equipment collection abroad!