LPF offers a variety of ways to get involved so every child has access to youth sports.
Donate or Raise Money For LPF
As with most charities, LPF relies entirely on monetary donations to maintain our warehouses, transport equipment donations, run collection drives and conduct the community outreach that is necessary to identify programs in need along with covering other expenses. While our operating budget has become a big number, a small contribution can make a life-altering difference. In fact, just $25 helps one kid get off the sidelines and into the game!
Volunteers can solicit donations as part of their collection drive, organize a bake sale, raffle off an autographed piece of sports memorabilia or create a fundraising activity on our website. All donations are tax-deductible and donors receive tax receipts for their contributions.
Leveling the Playing Field is open during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) to accept donations of sporting equipment. If you are unable to visit during these hours, you are welcome to drop off your donation in one of our metal drop boxes.
Donations of sporting equipment are dropped off daily at our warehouses. Before we send items out into the community, we have to sort and organize everything, a time-consuming job for which we rely heavily on volunteers. LPF welcomes both individual and group volunteers.
Do you have a sports league? Tournament? School event? Neighborhood festival? Recycling fair? Or any event where you would like us to come and collect?
LPF is always looking for events to bring our van and trailer to in order to collect sports gear! To request our van and/or trailer for a collection drive please contact us.
Become an Ambassador
As an Ambassador, you will help secure much needed sports equipment by serving as a drop off location in your neighborhood. Thanks to your support, families in your community will have an easy way to donate their equipment. In addition, you will be able to help spread the word about our mission to family, friends, listserves, schools etc.
Did you know you can double your support for Leveling the Playing Field? Many corporations match tax deductible employee donations to our organization. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support.
"LPF gave us the opportunity to provide a robust flag football and soccer experience for campers this summer. Campers were able to have access to plenty of equipment that created a better learning environment."
The Weinberg Y in Waverly
"We started an after school tennis club last spring for students in grades 4 through 8. Student's were excited to finally get a chance to learn tennis skills with the tennis rackets and trainer balls you donated to our schools. The parents and kids have already began inquiring about when we will start in the spring."
"The donation of futsal balls was a huge benefit. It allowed every child to have a ball during sessions, and the right kind of ball for gym spaces to have a high-quality experience during the winter months."
Friends of Carroll Park
"Leveling the Playing Field's donation has allowed the youth of New Greenmount Community Association & Center to experience greater diversity in sporting activities. Extremely appreciate."
Greenmount Community Association & Center
"The sports equipment that we received from Leveling the Playing Field has given our students the opportunity to be active during recess and learn more interactive games. Some students picked up a lacrosse stick for the first time and really took off with wanting to learn how to play. Through this we have made a connection with a local college team to come during the school year and teach the students how to play."