The program began with a simple column by the editor asking readers to clean out their closets, garage or storage rooms and donate any old glove to Glove with Love, and we'll clean it up and put it on the hand of someone in need.
Since 2006, hundreds of gloves and pieces of equipment have literally exchanged hands in Farmington, New Mexico, as a result of this program and the volunteer spirit of our local community.
Now, other entities are involved, including the Farmington police and fire departments, local sporting good stores, The Phil arts center on the Navajo Nation in Shiprock, local businesses and many volunteers, including local high school seniors who work for the program as their senior project.
If you have an old glove or any baseball/softball equipment you could donate, or are interested in purchasing new gloves and equipment to donate (as some prefer), please bring it to The Daily Times at 201 N. Allen in Farmington; or, give to any Farmington police officer, or bring it to any Farmington fire station.
No cash, please; we only accept gloves and equipment.
If you are a coach, social worker or someone who knows of a need, or you want more information on Glove with Love, please contact our editor and the program's founder, Troy Turner, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 505-564-4624 to learn more about the program.
Give a glove with love, and help baseball make a difference in the life of