PIFB Disaster Relief Fund

by Pitch In For Baseball

Summary

Pitch In For Baseball (PIFB) is a non-profit organization that reduces barriers to play and promotes youth development by donating safe baseball/softball equipment to leagues, schools, and organizations. In times of tragedy, children are the most affected. Baseball can help to restore a sense of normalcy amidst the chaos. PIFB has helped dozens of communities around the globe including NY/NJ following Hurricane Sandy; Joplin, MO; and the Gulf Coast region; and Japan.
$50,000.00
total goal
$49,835.00
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

PIFB's first project was with two Little League programs in Biloxi, Mississippi that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Disaster relief programs are ingrained into the fabric of this organization, still being our most impactful effort and our chance to bring some normalcy to kids in times of tragedy. Recently, with the flooding in Texas and West Virginia, we have received several requests from leagues that lost everything. It is our goal to be well positioned to respond proactively.

Solution

Pitch In For Baseball's Disaster Relief Program has helped more than 20,000 kids impacted by a natural disaster get back on the field and start their seasons on time. While parents are focused on filing claims and making sure that their family's basic needs are met, children often get lost in the mix. PIFB believes that play is important, especially in times of tragedy and are grateful for the opportunity to help kids get back on the field. The impact on these kids is immeasurable.

Long-Term Impact

In helping kids get back on the field following a natural disaster, we are helping them to heal and cope with the loss and devastation by providing an opportunity to be a kid and play. This fund will enable PIFB to more proactively respond to requests for equipment from teams/communities affected by a natural disaster.

Resources

http:/​/​www.pifb.org
Making a Difference
Carl Pavano - Ludlow, VT
Henryville Opening Day

Organization Information

Pitch In For Baseball

Location: Harleysville, Pa - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pifb.org
Project Leader:
Meredith Kim
Chief Operating Officer
Harleysville, Pa United States

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