This is the Jung family. They started @donatesport in Raleigh to give unwanted gear to those in need. @NCFC_Youth lends a big hand. Look for donation bins at a soccer park near you. pic.twitter.com/Oy7tGaLbBz— Joe Mazur (@joemazurabc11) June 27, 2018
Unfortunately, many don't have a shirt to wear let alone proper shoes.
That's where the Jung family comes in.
First, lets back up a few decades.
Born in Poland, Emily Jung became an orphan as a three-week-old infant when her parents were killed in an accident.
Emily spent 16 years in an orphanage where clothing was in short supply; she would get one new outfit to wear each year and that was it.
While visiting her three grandchildren in Raleigh, Emily made a comment about how lucky they were to have a closet full of clothes.
A light bulb went off and the Jung's created DonateSport.Org.
Working out of their North Raleigh garage, it's a family affair.
Mom, Dad, and all three kids sort donations and help box them up. Partners, like N.C. FC help collect and ship them out.
In two years, over $200,000 worth of donations have made a difference locally and all over the world.
The goal is to eventually have donation bins all around the Triangle.
One 10-year-old Kenyan boy even received a donated pair of cleats; it was the first pair of shoes of any kind he's had in 10 years of life.