Ok, I have to be honest: I'm back dating this one a wee bit. We were busy this time of year with annual reports and such! So that's the confession out of the way, now for the giant THANK YOU!!!! to all our wonderful Michigan donors who gave through Mary to support our soccer team.
Soccer has been an amazing way to connect with our Kids First kids, and was in fact one of the very first activities we started with our kids way back in 2008. With our generous coach Lameck volunteering his time on a regular basis, our soccer programme is now reaching out to even more boys. This not only keeps kids off the streets, but can teach them discipline, and interpersonal skills, as they learn to work together as a team for a common goal.
However, our kids have always played and practiced in bare feet and threadbare clothing on their rocky, dusty "field". And not surprisingly, soccer balls don't last long on that field! With this generous donation we have been able to purchase new balls, and equipment, as well as a team uniform! Can you imagine the boost this will give to our boys' self esteem, now that they are able to represent their team with pride in their new gear? Words can not express our gratitude.
Here at Kids First we all have something to say, so this blog will be updated by members of our team as our work progresses to keep all of you in the loop!