We believe all children deserve the opportunity to feel good about themselves and have fun.
Our Mission: Enrich Children's Lives Through Sports
About SEND: Founded in 2000, the Sports Equipment Neighborhood Drive (SEND) is a charitable 501(c)3 organization that collects and distributes pre-owned sports equipment to those in need.
Our primary donors are the players and families of New Jersey's Soccer Leagues but SEND also welcomes Lacrosse equipment at specified locations and is expanding to other sporting categories through franchising.
Equipment has been donated to Afghanistan, Cameroon, Haiti, Kenya, Laos, the Philippines, and several programs across the NY/NJ area including Manhattan, Newark, Paterson, Harlem, the Bronx, and other local families.
Founders / Directors of SEND: Adam Compain
President of LEND: Lucius Degregorio
Our Story: After playing soccer for 8 years with the Ridgewood Maroons, Adam had amassed a closet full of equipment that was not over-used but just outgrown. It was clear that all other players and families in the town, county, and beyond had experienced the same and that there must be a better use for all this equipment. So as a freshman in high school, Adam and his father, Daniel, sought to fix this problem and within two years, SEND had donated over 1,500 articles of equipment, receiving Bergen County's Humanity Award. Since, the program has been franchised by several committed partners in other communities and expanded to Lacrosse. SEND continues to receive equipment requests from around the globe and is eager for expansion to additional municipalities and sporting categories.
LEND was formed in 2010 by Lucius De Gregorio, a senior at
Delbarton High School. The program was based off of SEND but is focused
on lacrosse equipment. LEND works closely with a program in Harlem
called Harlem Leadership and Lacrosse. Thousands of pieces of equipment
have been collected and brought to Harlem, where it is used to equip
other programs and so influence more children, keeping them off the
streets and in school.
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