About 60% of the equipment PIFBS has available to distribute comes from supportive communities like these!

  • Youth baseball/softball organizations whose communities have an abundance of equipment not being used and want to give back
  • Caring kids who love the game and want to give others a chance to play
  • Companies that want to engage their employees and communities in philanthropy


Martianne, Paul & Jayson
Shcharber Family
James and Ishaan
Josh and Kevin
Samantha & Eric
Patrick and Peter
Tara Galati
John Scheffey
Daulton Zeaman
David Goodman
Cooney Family
Brian Stewart
Sydney Parr
Matthew Completes PIFB’s 1st Equipment Collection Abroad
Liam and Jack
  • 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.

  • Shcharber Family

    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.

  • Katie

    Katie donated to us again in 2020, 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.

  • 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.

  • Connor

    Connor donated to PIFBS for his Mitzvah project. 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.

  • Michael

    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

  • Josh and Kevin

    Josh and Kevin recently 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.


    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.

  • Kaitlin

    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.

  • Sean

    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.

  • 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.

  • Sammy

    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.

  • Madi

    Madi started collecting equipment in her New Jersey community in January, 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! Madi enjoys playing softball, and was excited to help give other kids the chance to play.

  • Jake

    Jake dropped off some great equipment to us in October after collecting gear in the Scarsdale, NY area! His donation included bats, balls, catcher’s gear, and more!

  • Michael

    From Kinnelon, NJ, Michael has donated 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 to donate.

  • Patrick and Peter

    A pair of high school students in Houston, Patrick and Peter ran an equipment drive over the summer. 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.

  • Maddie

    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, and she and her mom stopped by our PA warehouse in August to donate softballs and baseballs, bats, gloves, helmets, and more! Maddie even plans to run another collection soon.

  • Tara Galati

    First-time donor Tara traveled to PIFBS' headquarters from Eastchester, New York in July. 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!

  • John Scheffey

    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.

  • Benjamin

    Benjamin is a 1st 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.

  • Derek

    Derek is 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!

  • Mia

    Mia and her mom Sonya stopped by our Harleysville PA warehouse to donate equipment in July! Located in the Philadelphia area, Mia wanted to donate because she loves playing softball and wanted to help as part of her Mitzvah project.

  • Jack

    Jack has played baseball for the past 12 years and wanted to give back to kids in need of equipment. He recently ran a collection drive and dropped off 100+ pieces of equipment to our LA warehouse, including gloves, baseballs, softballs, helmets, bats, cleats, and more.

  • Sara

    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!

  • Daulton Zeaman

    Over seven years, Daulton has been a committed volunteer for PIFBS. Daulton began by finding businesses to serve as collection points, and drove w/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."

  • David Goodman

    David's daughter Molly was no longer using her softball equipment. He wanted to put the equipment to good use, so he decided to bring it to PIFBS!

  • Cooney Family

    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.

  • Peter

    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.

  • Brian Stewart

    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.

  • Sydney Parr

    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.

  • Evan

    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.

  • Ian

    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.

  • Ethan

    Ethan began collecting equipment donations back in 2014. He has donated 1-2 times per year since, working with North Wall Little League in 2017 to provide more gear.

  • Matthew Completes PIFB’s 1st Equipment Collection Abroad

    Part of the Jewish tradition of the bar and bat mitzvah, is the completion of a mitzvah project, when a young person gives back to his/her community in a meaningful way. While Matthew could have taken the easy route by starting a fundraiser to buy baseball and softball equipment for kids in need, he opted to challenge himself by starting an equipment drive in his community.

  • Emily

    Emily collected the equipment from her community in Colts Neck, New Jersey, and wanted to give back to kids who need it.

  • 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!