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The Recreation and Sports Equipment Project

Our love for sports led us to create The Sports Equipment project which collects new and gently used sporting goods equipment and puts it in the hands of those in need.  Simply put, we want other children to enjoy quality athletic and recreational sports equipment.

In the United States, 15 million children (21 percent) are part of families with incomes sinking below the federal poverty line (National Center for Children in Poverty). Many children right here in Chesapeake are living at or below the poverty level, unable to afford basic necessities like food and housing.  While we make no claims to attempt to solve these issues, we are looking to enhance the lives of children in our city affected by poverty by providing access to recreation and sporting equipment.   Athletics makes a difference, not just physically, but on a psychological and social level, too.

We have received a “Wish List” for supplemental recreation and PE equipment from our Title 1 Elementary schools here in Chesapeake.  This list includes everything from jump ropes and hula hoops to playground equipment.  We will be working throughout the year to fulfill this wish list for the schools.  If you or your group would like to help, please contact us and we’ll share the wish list with you!


Coming Soon:  Collection of Sporting Equipment for local at-risk little league teams.




Thank you Houston and Jonathan!

Santa Claus didn’t skip Chesapeake’s Kids this year, working directly through elves Houston Guettner and Jonathan Goldstein.  Houston, of Kingston, Tennessee, heard about our Music Project and decided to donate one of his violins to our cause.  He took the violin to Jonathan Goldstein, a luthier and owner of The …

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National Honor Society Helpers

We are always happy to have help from the community, such as the three teenagers that spent Saturday afternoon and evening working for Chesapeake’s Kids.  Duncan, Avery and Lexie (not pictured) are future members of the National Honor Society at Hickory High School and chose to meet their service-hour requirement serving …

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Thank You Great Bridge Middle FCCLA!

A huge shout-out to the FCCLA club of Great Bridge Middle for their support of Chesapeake’s Kids this past year.  The FCCLA club, led by teacher Cindy Mansfield, raised money during the school year by selling candy and other treats.  A portion of this money was used to purchase over …

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Almost 2,000 Books Distributed to Georgetown Primary

Our most recent book fair at Georgetown Primary was a huge success with almost 2,000 books distributed to the teachers and staff!  We loved the students and staff and they loved the books that have been so generously donated to Chesapeake’s Kids. Special thanks goes out to Jesse Stalnaker and …

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UVA Students Staff Book Fair at Rena B. Wright

Eight students from the University of Virginia recently spent two days helping Chesapeake’s Kids. What a delight to work with these great kids who are spending their spring break helping others! We received a delightful thank-you card from the team with the following message: “Thank you so much for giving …

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Thank You, Brenna!

What happens when a middle-schooler with a voracious appetite for reading realizes there are children in her city that don’t have books of their own?  An avalanche of books for Chesapeake’s Kids, that’s what! Gayle Walch heard about our book project in her Sunday School class at Great Bridge United Methodist …

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Thank you Kellie, Tracy and Fauquier County!

Since we started Chesapeake’s Kids, we have been constantly amazed at the generosity of the people of Chesapeake.  However, recently, we have been made aware of two angels working on our behalf all the way up in Northern Virginia! Tracy and Kellie Rice live in Warrenton, Virginia.  After hearing of Chesapeake’s Kids from a friend …

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