GloBall Giving is a suburban Milwaukee-based charity that collects and distributes new and gently used sporting equipment from retailers and the garages, storage sheds, basements and attics of families like yours. How often do our children grow out of their shoes, sporting equipment and uniforms…only to be replaced with new shoes, equipment and uniforms? Help eliminate the excessive waste of throwing away the new and gently used items by donating to GloBall Giving. Surplus sporting goods can give an opportunity to a child that may never see a soccer ball, a uniform, a baseball glove or athletic shoes. The charity's criteria for distribution is that it goes to children in need and have no other options to enjoy the pure joy that a pair of shoes or a ball will bring.
Without your help, these children; who often have no other option for enjoyment, are stripped from the happiness that a simple sport can bring in their impoverished lives. We often take for granted being able to run to the store to purchase a new ball or shoes for the upcoming season. These options simply do not exist but definitely are a possibility with the donations we receive. Children born into poor governments or impoverished lives truly cherish and love the simple opportunity to play.
-2.2 Billion Children in world. 1 billion live in poverty (UNICEF)
-24,000 children under 5 years old die every day (United Nations)
-Richest 20% of the counties make up 76.6% of world consumption
-Middle 60% consume 21.9%
-Poorest 20% consume 1.5%
INTERNATIONAL OBESITY TASK FORCE
"We estimate that 22 million of the world's children under 5 are overweight or obese," said Mary Bellizzi, an expert with the International Obesity Task Force who presented the research to health ministers at the meeting.
Research indicates that in some parts of Africa, obesity and obesity afflicts more children than malnutrition does - sometimes four times as many.
"In small studies in Africa you will find that 0.7 percent of the children are showing features of malnutrition, but over 3 percent are showing up overweight or obese," said the International Obesity Task Force.
The organization estimates that 300 million people worldwide are obese and 750 million more are overweight.
The obesity task force estimates that in some countries, more than 30 percent of the children are obese.
In Egypt more than 25 percent of 4-year-olds are overweight and that obesity rates are also more than 25 percent among children aged between 4 and 10 in Chile, Peru and Mexico.
Worldwide prevalence of obesity is increasing rapidly, and many low- and middle-income countries are now significantly affected as well as richer nations. An estimated 42 million children under five are estimated to be overweight or obese in 2010, almost 35 million of whom live in developing countries. In developing countries, rising obesity levels often coexist with the longstanding problem of under nutrition.
(National Obesity Observatory)
HOW YOU CAN HELP
GloBall Giving can use your help! There are several ways to help our mission of improving lives of underprivileged children through exercise and playing sports: