The Sports Shed


The Sports Shed

The Sports Shed is a non-profit charity that believes kids benefit from engaging in sports and physical fitness.  Thousands of kids in the Chicago-land area have little to no access to the quality items they need in order to participate.  Organizations and schools are struggling due to minimal budgets to provide impactful sports opportunities for the youth they serve.

The Sports Shed sources the quality sports equipment needed for them to launch, grow and improve their sports programs.  Since its start in 2009, The Sports Shed has distributed quality sports equipment worth more than $2.1 million to about 230 under-resourced schools and charities serving over 93,000 children.


They make it possible for their partners to:

  • Launch new sports programs
  • Serve more kids in existing programs
  • Provide of larger variety of activities
  • Prevent injuries and increase level of play
  • Develop a better sense of team (game uniforms and practice gear)
  • Elevate level of performance and confidence of their athletes.

For more information: 773-360-1825     

Email: [email protected]

Ways you can help

  1. Participate hands-on:  Help organize the shed, conduct inventory counts or clean equipment.
  2. Donate new or gently used sports equipment – see list below.  Make sure all items are in useable condition.
  3. Spread the word: Work with your children’s school or community leagues to get them to donate equipment.
  4. Attend one of their fundraisers. 
  5. Pray for this ministry.