Carlos was adopted by a local family as an infant. He had a passion for the game of baseball and always wanted to be on a team, but his adopted parents were not able to pay the registration fees due to financial constraints, nor could they provide him with a uniform and a glove. When he received equipment from PIFBS through Hands On New York, Carlos was so moved and emotional in expressing gratitude for the donations. The chance to finally be a part of a team lifted his spirits, improved his grades in school, and motivated him to be more active in his community.