In your travels as parents raising globally aware kids, what’s the sport you have seen kids playing across countries? The sport that unifies kids around the world in play? If you said soccer (or football for everyone except Americans), then you were right!
Multicultural Kid Blogs is so excited to support One World Futbol in their mission to bring the healing power of play to youth worldwide through their nearly indestructible soccer/football. The ball never needs a pump and never goes flat—even when punctured multiple times—due to its ingenious technology. How amazing is that?! The thing we truly love about their model is for every ball purchased, they donate one to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide.
Follow along by using the hash tag #MKBWorldCup!
We have a special giveaway planned during the World Cup with One World Futbol, who will generously donate 5 balls to communities YOU choose around the world. Here’s how it works:
1. Help Multicultural Kid Blogs “unlock” two footballs to donate to international youth organizations – and decide which organizations will receive them!
If this post receives at least 500 page views by midnight ET on Sunday, July 13, then we will donate one football.
If this post receives at least 1000 page views by midnight ET on Sunday, July 13, then we will donate an additional football.
YOU decide which organizations will receive these footballs once “unlocked” by voting in the poll at the bottom of this post.
2. “Vote” for one of our participating blogs by sharing their giveaway posts. The top three blogs will donate a football to an organization of their choice!
9 of our member blogs are each posting about this giveaway. Three of them will get to donate a football to a qualified organization of their choice. YOU decide which blogs will get to make a donation!
Each social share (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest) made directly from one of the blogs’ giveaway posts – using one of their social share buttons – is considered a “vote.”
At midnight ET on Sunday, July 13, we will tally the number of shares on the social share buttons (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest) of each giveaway post. The top three will get to donate a football to the qualified organization of their choice, as specified in their giveaway post.
3. Follow along by using the hash tag #MKBWorldCup on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus!
One World Futbol
One World Futbol was inspired by refugee youth in Darfur, who had such indestructible spirits – and love for football! – despite their hardships. One World Futbol inventor Tim Jahnigen wanted to give them something more, so he invented a soccer ball that would never need a pump and would never go flat, even when punctured multiple times. One World Futbol and its virtually indestructible ball have now reached more than 170 countries and continue to bring the healing power of play to youth worldwide. The Buy One Donate One model makes it easy for consumers to donate these amazing footballs to needy communities.
Here is more on their work in one community in Brazil:
The following member blogs are participating in this contest. Visit them to see which organizations they have chosen. Remember, sharing is caring! The 3 blogs with the most social shares (as shown on the share counters on their blog posts) will get to donate a football to the qualified organization they have chosen!
You Chose Where MKB Donates
Multicultural Kid Blogs will potentially donate TWO footballs to youth in needy communities. YOU help “unlock” those footballs by helping us get more page views on this post, plus you decide where we will donate!
Below are listed One World Futbol’s current campaigns. Which would you like to see receive one of our footballs? Vote in the poll at the end of this post!
Coaches Across Continents educates local communities on social development using soccer.
Ethiopia Reads has successfully worked with Ethiopian communities to provide excellent early education and literacy programs in both urban and rural environments.
Muti Onlus aims to provide protection, safety and fundamental rights to children – as well as medical care, education and fun.
Richard Swanson – This campaign honors a charismatic supporter who died too soon.
A Ganar is a youth workforce development program in Latin America based around soccer.
Ball to Alldonates One World Futbols to communities in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Jordan, India, and Liberia.
FUNDaFIELDutilizes the therapeutic power of sports to support the rehabilitation and recovery process in post-conflict and post-trauma regions around the world.
Project Pelota Eternadistributes One World Futbols to underprivileged children and youth throughout Honduras.
United Through Sport is a UK registered development through sport charity helping disadvantaged communities in Africa, South American, and Asia reach their full potential in sport, education and health.
mission:soccer partners with coaches and soccer organizations in seven countries — Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Montenegro, Haiti and Mexico — and provides them with proper soccer equipment.
Which of these campaigns would you like to receive one of the One World Futbols? Vote here: