The HandsOnSports Foundation started in 2009 with an aim to assist Recreation Departments, the Salvation Army, schools and soccer organizations to reach underserved and at-risk youth providing futsal ‘street soccer’ play spaces, equipment and programming across the Ohio region.
In 2016 we expanded our mission to provide medical supplies to those most in need. We began with Proyecto Talamanca where we packed and shipped over $350,000 with of medical supplies on a cargo ship to distribute to and serve the 3 indigenous tribes residing in the Talamancan jungle reserve of Costa Rica.
Since then we shipped 9 pallets totaling more than $200,000 in value to relief efforts in Puerto Rico after the hurricane in 2017. Additionally, we have provided supplies to the farmers in Nebraska for the Mississippi flood relief effort in 2018.
To further our relationship with the Henry Schein Cares organization we began searching for those organizations in need right here in Ohio and developed a working relationship with the OAFC (Ohio Association of Free Clinics).
We now serve more than 40 clinics of all sorts including homeless shelters, battered women’s shelters, veterans’ services, youth medical and dental clinics, and offer the supplies to all clinics in Ohio who find the supplies valuable to the constituents that they serve.
Our goal is lofty for our medical distribution program in 2020. WE have recently invested in a road to access property where a structure will be built to house and inventory more than $300,000 worth of medical supplies each year. We have partnered with the Ohio Association of Free Clinics to make this possible giving access to these supplies to organizations throughout our state. In addition, the grant of supplies from the Henry Schein Cares corporation and donations from Marymount/Cleveland Clinic and other hospitals and medical suppliers will keep our free clinics and those who rely on their services in stock throughout the year. We will construct a 30′ x 60′ building with concrete floor, large garage bay doors and run electrical service to it in phase one.