Saturday, September 11, 2010

More photos from Africa

Below are more photos from Philip in Africa. The kids are having a blast with your donated soccer balls! Many thanks to all who have made donations!

Letter and photos from Africa

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to you and your staff for sending these soccer balls, we will be handing them out to the children in the town of Dikhil, Djibouti and the village of Kontali, Djibouti. This will no doubt brighten their day enormously, they love soccer and play every day. If it would be okay with you I would like to send you back some pictures of the children when we give them your donations.
Many Many Thanks, Phillip

Soccer Nets donated by Maryland Soccer Foundation, Montgomery County, MD

We are pleased to have received another donation from Maryland Soccer Foundation in Montgomery County, Maryland. Thanks to Executive Director Trish Heffelfinger, we have 27 used soccer goal nets to send to Iraq! Trish responded to a request for nets in the past and remembered us this year when the old nets were replaced.

We have a new contact in Iraq, Donavan, and he has agreed to distribute the nets to areas where needed. Donavan said he has seen fields without soccer nets so they will be appreciated!

Many thanks to Trish Heffelfinger and the Maryland Soccer Foundation for their generous contribution. And thank you Donavan for helping to find homes for the nets in Iraq and going above and beyond your duties!

With appreciation to all our military men and women and their families on this, the 9th anniversary of 9-11.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Donation from the Women of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Abdingdon, MD

A big Thank you to the Women of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Abdingdon, Maryland, for their generous donation of $75.00 to Eric's Goal! This donation will cover the cost of postage for our next shipment to Iraq, Afghanistan or Africa. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and are used to cover shipping and operating expenses only.

We truly appreciate your selection of Eric's Goal to receive your contribution. Thank you!

Eric's Goal Staff

Andrew DeLaere's 8th Birthday Party Collection!

Happy 8th Birthday Andrew DeLaere! Thank you Andrew for sharing your birthday with other children. It was very generous of you to ask for gifts for others on your big day! The items you collected will be sent to children in either Iraq, Afghanistan or Africa. Where ever your presents are sent, there will be many happy kids to receive them!

Andrew's father is in the Navy and was recently deployed, so Andrew and his family know all about the sacrifices that military familys make on a daily basis. We would like to thank you and your family for all you do for our country Andrew! Many thanks to you and your Mom for delivering the items to us over the weekend.

Here is a list of Andrew's donations:

30 Balls, (26 new & 4 used)
6 Pairs of Shin guards (3 new & 3 used)
4 Pairs of Cleats (1 new & 3 used)
2 Pair Soccer Socks (new)
2 Soccer Ball Pumps (new)
2 sets Soccer Cones (new)
Inflating Needles (new)

Preston Durkee of Livonia, N.Y.

Our thanks to Mr. Preston Durkee who donated $100.00 to Eric's Goal in January of 2010. His donation helped cover the cost of postage to send the last couple of collections to Iraq. Mr. Durkee is an 87 year old Veteran who served in the Air Force as a Radio Man in China!

Thank you Mr. Durkee for your service to our Nation and thank you for donating to our cause and in turn helping the children of Iraq!

Colby and William Snyder from Maryland collect for Eric' Goal!

Thank you to Colby and William Snyder from Maryland, who collected new and used soccer balls and equipment for the Iraqi children! Your donations were also sent to Airman Mike Songer and were given to Iraqi children in orphanages. They too will be playing with your donations by now! Here is a list of your donated items:

Soccer Balls: 12
Pump: 1
Cleats: 10 Pr.
Shin Guards: 1 Pr.
Pennies: 5
Pants: 2
Socks: 10
Jerseys: 61
T-shirts: 53
Hats: 7
Shorts: 5
Jackets: 9