Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"Soccer Making A Difference in Uganda..."

"Soccer making a difference in Uganda"

So I have this awesome new organization to share with you and I know you all will love it. 

"In the spring of 2010, 19 year old Olivia Hinkle took a trip to a landlocked country in east Africa called Uganda. On her trip, Olivia witnessed women and children spending hours each day fetching water that wasn’t even safe to drink. Drinking this water causes serious illness and even death among Ugandan children. When she returned to the states, Oliva shared her experiences and frustrations with best friends Lucas Clardy and Kala Gabler. A few months later, the three friends formed From Goals to Wells with the intention of bringing clean water to Ugandans.


Our model is simple: We run youth soccer camps in America to fund the building of water filtration systems in rural Uganda.


Our dreams are large: we want to provide all of Uganda with access to clean, safe water.  

  • Making a Difference in a Child's Life
  • People Over Profit"

(taken from their website)

I first heard about From Goals to Wells from my husband actually. He and Lucas Clardy (one of the founders) went to high school together and my hubby saw an instagram post of some super cool sweatshirts with the Africa picture (which he knew of course I'd love) and so we found out that these three world changers had launched this soccer camp last summer to fund well building in Uganda.  They run a camp where the proceeds go directly to building fresh water wells.The coaches who run the camps donate their time and not only are the children taught how to play soccer, they're educated on the 
water crisis that is plaguing East Africa.

Ok, so here's what you need to do:

1. Go like their facebook

2. Find them on Instagram

3. Buy one of their shirts! They are awesome. I LOVE wearing mine

4. If you live the high desert of Couthern California (or are willing to make the drive) sign your kid up 
for their next camp! 

ps: So far they've been able to fund 3 wells which will serve 6,000 Ugandan villagers for 10-15 years. 
That's what I'm talking about! 

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