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Arpin Helps Deliver Donated Soccer Equipment to Benefit Children in Haiti

September 18, 2012

Ocean State Job Lot contributed to the effort by donating 3,200 athletic shoes as well.

The young women created SoccerRECYCLE out of a concern that many uniforms were used only a few times and then tossed out or put on the shelf, never to see daylight again. Giving the uniforms and equipment a “second life” became their goal. Nearly 400,000 Haitians are still living in settlement camps, following an earthquake in 2010.  New soccer gear, the teens hope, will brighten many children’s lives.

The young women contacted Matt Dolan, Arpin Group’s chief operating officer, and asked if Arpin could transport the donation to North Carolina, where the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s shipping center is located. The foundation will ensure that the donated items are delivered to the children of Haiti, which is expected to be fulfilled sometime in the next few months.

“We are happy to help get this athletic gear to the people in Haiti who are still suffering, said Dolan. “If this lessens their burden, it is worth every effort.”

Arpin has helped transport donations in the past and happily agreed to transport the extra large shipment to North Carolina for free. 

The donations arrived in North Carolina in late August where they currently await transportation to Haiti.

 

About Arpin Group, Inc:
Arpin Group, Inc. is the holding company for Arpin Van Lines, Arpin International Group, Creative Storage Solutions, Arpin Renewable Energy, and Arpin Broadcast Network, LLC. Headquartered in West Warwick, R.I., Arpin Group is an industry leader in household goods moving and storage for corporate, private, government, and military customers. With a reputation for excellent service, Arpin Group is the only U.S.-based family owned and operated moving and storage company that has remained dominant and successful for more than a century. Arpin is the official mover of the LPGA, a ProMover-certified member of the American Moving and Storage Association, and the world headquarters is fully accredited by the International Federation of International Furniture Removers (FIDI). For more information, visit https://www.arpingroup.com

About SoccerRECYCLE:
SoccerRECYCLE was started nearly two years ago by 17-year-old Cassandra and 15-year-old Christiana Layman.  The teens, who attend St. Mary Academy Bay View, have played soccer for the past 12 years at the Ocean State Soccer School league in North Kingstown, which oversees their SoccerRECYCLE program. They created SoccerRECYCLE out of concern that a lot of uniforms were used only a few times and then tossed out or put on the shelf, never to be used again. Giving the uniforms and equipment a “second life” solved the problem. For further information call 401-654-1104 or e-mail soccerrecycle1@gmail.com.