*Due to office closure during Christmas, any pledges received between 21st December and January 2nd will be processed on January 3rd*
So if you want to Give a Ball in Ghana and Get a Ball for Christmas - make sure you pledge today!
Give a Ball in Ghana. Get a Ball for Christmas.
Help us to donate 2,000 sports balls to disadvantaged children in Ghana and get an Alive and Kicking football as a special Christmas gift!
Quality Footballs for 90,000 Children
By donating a ball through Alive and Kicking, you're helping to give an average of 45 children per ball access to a quality sports ball, often for the first time.
Every ball is donate to a school, football club, youth group or sports club in a disadvantaged community that can't afford equipment.
Take a look at the recent donations made using funds raised so far:
Help Save Ethical Jobs
By donating an Alive and Kicking football, hand-stitched in Ghana you'll also help to save ethical jobs.
More than 6 million people in Ghana currently live on less than $1 a day, with high levels of casual employment and unemployment keeping families in poverty.
Our Ghana operation lifts families out of poverty; helping vulnerable individuals to improve their lives by generating sustainable, ethical, fairly paid jobs.
Here's Janet, explaining how Alive and Kicking Ghana is helping her to realise her dream of being a nurse:
Help Support Families
Alive and Kicking employees support an average of 5 dependents; providing food, shelter and school fees for their children, siblings and parents.
Employment at Alive and Kicking Ghana means stability for individuals from vulnerable backgrounds and the loved ones they provide for.
Here's Moses explaining how employment at Alive and Kicking helps him to support his family:
Alive and Kicking is an award-winning charity operating in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. We create ethical employment opportunities through the manufacture of sports balls, fund vital health outreach programmes and donate much needed, much loved, sport balls to children across Africa.
Since 2004 we have:
- Created more than 1,000 ethical jobs in sub-Saharan Africa
- Produced and sold more than 900,000 sports balls; generating more than £4.5million for local economies
- Donated more than 170,000 sports balls to disadvantaged communities around the world
We've had some really generous donations from celebrities in the last week!
Our Awesome Ambassador and Lioness Legend Rachel Yankey has pledged to give some balls to schools in Ghana:
And Louis Theroux sent this message out to nearly 2 million twitter followers after he donated 4 balls in Ghana!