Used baseball gear to find new homes with help of a charity
Used baseball equipment recently collected in the south and southwest suburbs will find new homes with the help of a North Carolina charity, according to the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau.
More than 2,000 pieces of equipment, including bats, gloves, batting helmets and uniforms, were recently shipped to Turn Two for Youth, a nonprofit organization that cleans and refurbishes baseball gear and distributes it to children in need, such as in developing countries.
Donations were collected at the OaksRecreation and Fitness Center in Mokena, the Matteson Recreational Center, the Midlothian Park District and the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau’s offices in Lansing. The collection drive started Aug. 6 and ended Oct. 18, with the sports gear brought to the Oaks, packaged and shipped toTurnTwo for Youth, according to the bureau.
Itwas the third year the bureau had collection drives, with more than 3,000 items gathered in the first two years, according to the bureau.
Turn Two for Youth works with volunteer organizations and churches to distribute gear it collects, according to the bureau.
Used baseball equipment gathered in the south and southwest suburbs is displayed in Mokena before being shipped to a charity in North Carolina, Turn Two for Youth, for reuse.