Friday, May 02, 2014

Can't Wait for the World Cup? Here's Something You Can Do in the Meantime

Photo from UNICEF
How many of us have put a big circle around June 12?  If you're like me, you have to wait an excruciating 42 days until the first match of the World Cup 2014, when host Brazil takes on Croatia.  After that, all games are interesting and important: Cote d'Ivoire-Japan, Ecuador-Honduras, South Korea-Algeria, USA-Ghana.  And then there are the marquee matchups: Portugal-Germany, Spain-Netherlands, Brazil-Mexico, Uruguay-Costa Rica, England-Italy....Oh my!

But let's step back for a second.  The World Cup is still 42 days away.  Until then, there are other things to ease  your aching soccer heart.  One action, from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), helps you celebrate Mother's Day and at the same time celebrate your soccer fix.
Looking for a unique gift for mom for Mother's Day? A soccer ball purchased in her honor through our Inspired Gifts program will keep kids healthy and happy.

In the chaos of refugee camps where families have lost everything, play brings relief, healing and laughter. Recreation offers immediate and lasting psychological, physical and social benefits to a child coping with crisis. 

The beloved soccer ball is an instant symbol of friendship and play. In refugee camps, children often play barefoot on any open stretch of dirt they can find. Give children in need some much-needed fun. This gift provides 6 quality leather soccer balls so kids can be kids.   Click on this link to donate six quality leather soccer balls so kids can be kids.