WHAT WE DO
We are grateful for the close collaboration we have with our Regional Sport Trusts. Outside of the Manawatu they are the lead organisation overseeing the collection and re distribution of sport gear. We’re hugely grateful for their ongoing support & dedicated people – their work is integral to fostering sport and being active in our communities.
We gather new & used sports gear, especially sports balls & boots to put back out into our community to local kids especially those who are unable to access or purchase their own. Items come to us via sporting code organisations and the greater community via collection bins around our regions, and the donated gear stays local.
Every item we gratefully receive will help give another child in our community the opportunity to be active. It might allow the opportunity to play, participate in active recreation or stay involved in competitive sport - we take great care to ensure the right piece of gear reaches the right child.
Check out our Where the Gear Goes here.
For all items we receive, we have fantastic volunteers who help sort, clean, inventory and allocate each item.
For some items going out they are packaged up with other code related items e.g. hockey stick with shin pads or a rugby ball and kicking tee.
We also provide ideas of skills and games with some items so the receiver can maximise their play and development with that item!
To date we have re distributed over 14,000 items of new and used sport gear.