Giving soccer balls responsibly is a tough job, and at One World Play Project, we take our job seriously. Through sponsorships, monetary donations and more, we are able to give thousands of One World Futbols every month as well as play resources to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide. When selecting recipient organizations, we are guided by the following principles:
Make play accessible to the whole community. When we give soccer balls, we want to ensure they are a shared resource for all to use. To do this, we provide our products to organizations, not individuals. This helps build collaboration and cooperation versus creating “haves” and “have nots."
Impact communities with the greatest need worldwide. We look for those organizations, regardless of size, that are making a difference by reaching the underserved and offering programs with the greatest impact—from teaching HIV/AIDS prevention to empowering girls to find their voices.
Enable play with our products. Because everyone needs to play, we look for programs open to all. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to play, regardless of gender, race or political or religious affiliation. One World Play Project partners with hundreds of nonprofits, community-based organizations and agencies worldwide to give soccer balls. If you are interested in joining our network, see our Donation Application and Guidelines.