We work with a variety of equipment manufacturers and distributors to replenish our inventory throughout the year. While we do receive many different donations of equipment, apparel and footwear, the type of donations will vary from year to year. As a result, we may not always have every item you are looking for at a certain point in time, but we can promise that approved organizations will benefit from a wide range of items to choose from throughout their two-year approval period.
While Good Sports will always have a diverse selection of equipment, apparel and footwear to choose from, there are items that are typically much harder to source than others. Items such as computers/tablets, cardio machines, stationary bikes, playground structures, bleachers, new turf/sodding/flooring and other similar large-ticket items are usually not part of the donations we are able to distribute.
The size of each donation is determined by two main factors: the requesting organization’s current needs and the equipment Good Sports has available at the time of request. You can request as many items as you would like, as long as quantities requested correlate directly with the amount of athletes you serve (for example, we cannot donate 100 pairs of pants to an organization with only 50 players).
Yes. Two months after each donation is received, organizations are asked to complete a brief online evaluation form which asks for information, pictures and quotes regarding how the donation impacted the receiving organization. Your feedback directly helps you and other programs by providing us with vital information as we continue to request support from our partners. The evaluation will be sent directly to organizations by their respective Good Sports team member, and its completion is required in order to receive any future donations.
In order to be fair to all organizations that we work with throughout North America, we are unable to waive the shipping and handling fee for any organization, regardless of their location. These fees allow us to take care of shipping costs and coordination associated with each donation, and ultimately help us maintain essential operating costs required to continue the work we do each and every day.
We hope this answered questions you may have! If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a Good Sports team member will respond as soon as possible.