The Cincinnati Galaxy is working on a philanthropy project to benefit St. Aloysius (St. Al’s) in Bond Hill – Galaxy Gives. As we celebrate the close of a great season, it’s a chance for the boys to appreciate what they have and think about kids who may not have the same opportunities as they do. A majority of the kids who are served by St. Al’s are boys with the same interests as ours, so involve your player in deciding what to give.
St. Al’s utilizes a point system for positive reinforcement. The kids are then able to spend their points in a store on campus. They are frequently looking for items to offer the kids in the store.
Items needed by St. Al’s
- Cd Players
- Boom Boxes
- Bead Art
- Health/Hygiene Products
- Hair Products
- Sports Equipment: baseballs, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, and all protective gear that should be included during play (gently used and clean)
- Jewelry: bracelets, headbands, necklaces, rings, watches seasonal items halloween costumes, valentines, Christmas and holiday items, etc
- Clothing: girls & boys various sizes including up to 2x (Must be NEW)
- Shoes: girls and boys various sizes for ages 5 up to 17
- Gift Certificates: fast food, dairy farmers, dairy queen
- Toys: board games, video games, dolls, cars, trucks, jump ropes (Must be NEW)
Due to St. Al’s safety and health guidelines, all clothing and toy donations must be NEW. Sports equipment donations can be gently used and CLEAN. So get out your old baseball gear, basketballs and soccer balls and donate them at our Galaxy Gives drive.
We’ll be collecting items at the following games:
- Saturday, June 29 – Galaxy 10U Black vs. 10U Gold (9:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Kings Education Center, Kings Mills)
- TBD – Galaxy 9U Black vs. 9U Gold (Kings Education Center, Kings Mills)
If you can’t make it to one of these collection times, but would still like to make a donation to the drive, contact your coach to make arrangements.
About St. Al’s
St. Aloysius compassionately serves children and families through diverse educational, mental health and other specialized programs that strengthen well-being and promote life success. The organization began doing charitable works in Cincinnati in 1832. Today, it’s an independent, non-denominational social service agency that assists children with mental and behavioral health problems. Through its 22 programs, the agency serves about 18,000 children and adults annually. For more information, visitwww.staloysiuscincinnati.org.