Level Playing Field is committed to provided gently used sports equipment to underprivileged youth in our community. We believe that all children should have the equal opportunity to play sports no matter their financial situation. Youth are constantly outgrowing their sports equipment which leaves parent’s with no where to bring it and therefore it isn't being put to good use. I found through personal experience that there is a need for gently used sports equipment and apparel within our community, which is why i had the initial idea to start this non-profit charity. A study in 2015 by Kids Play Usa Foundation found that 775,000 youth in America are involved in gangs. According to their study, youth who don’t have adult supervision at least three days a week are twice as likely to hang out with gang members and three times as likely to be engaged in criminal behaviour. I believe that by providing underprivileged youth with the equipment and funding they need to be involved in sports we can decrease the level of violence and drop outs, and increase the academic and athletic success rates amongst all youth, not only those who grew up amongst privilege. Violence amongst youth is a North American epidemic and Level Playing Field is committed to creating a pro-inclusion environment so our youth stay on a focused path towards a successful future. We accept donations and all gently used sports equipment and apparel. Contact Sara Pizzicaroli at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiry on how to donate or get involved.