Project Kick Start is designed to recycle gently used soccer clothing, gear and equipment. When items are donated, they are sorted, cleaned up, and donated both locally and abroad. Thousands of items have already been passed on from Heartland Soccer players to aspiring players in the Kansas City inner city as well as overseas. Shoes, shin guards, matching sets of jerseys, and soccer balls are the most requested items, but all soccer clothing, gear and equipment are appreciated.
Equipment and uniforms collected are used to support inner city youth teams, camps, and after school programs.
Young soccer players in Kansas, Missouri, Haiti, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Mali, Mexico, Costa Rica, Uganda and other countries in Africa have benefited from past donations.
We have partnered many non profits including GO Project, Life Giving Force, Unbound, Upper Room, Daouda Kante Foundation and many of our local Kansas City based soccer clubs for distributing soccer gear around the world and in our local neighborhoods.