The League boasts being the largest Multi-Cultural League in East Africa with people from all races, ages and cultures. The league as Left Foot Sports Ltd also boasts having been socially responsible from the 1st season onwards where donations were made to charity yearly. Many Charities have been supported by LFS.
LFS and its charity work is spread country wide and can be divided into 4 segments:
LFS has been making financial and non-financial donations direct to the recipients, some of these charitable organizations have been receiving frequent support from LFS. Over the past 6 years LFS has supported the following organizations through either the league or its tournaments it organizes.
- The Deaf and Dumb School – Murang’a Town: This organization supports primary and secondary school children who are either cannot hear or speak or cannot do either. The LFS family having been brought up and originally come from Murang’a town in Kenya’s Central Province has been supporting the School for over 2 decades.
- The Jalaram Wheel Chair foundation: The Jalaram foundation is a seedling of the Jalaram Community who do so much charity work based out of Nairobi city. The foundation gives out Wheel chairs and other medical equipment to disabled Kenyans and Non Kenyans as well and LFS has supported the Foundation with donations of Wheel Chairs.
- Donations to ICRC: In sending food to Kenyan’s troubled areas during the horrific Post Election Violence in 1997 as well as during the drought season of most recent times in 2009-2010.
- Donations to Kiss FM and East FM: In sending food to Kenya’s troubled areas during the horrific Post Election Violence in 1997 as well as during the drought season of most recent times in 2009-2010.
- The Mwangaza Organization: Based in Kitui Constituency in Central Kenya.
- The Anchor of Hope children’s home: LFS gave donations to The Anchor of hope in 2008. It was a memorable visit and it sure is a glorious feeling to put a smile on the needy.
- Donations of Footballs: LFS has been donating local handmade footballs to various groups of children in local communities in Nairobi and neighboring Nairobi. In 2010 alone LFS donated over 25 foot balls.
- Individual case to case Personal Individual Donations: LFS has given donations to various recipients e.g. in Dec 2008 / 2009, Donations were given to a child who had both his Kidneys Failed and needed financing for Dialysis treatment.
LFS has been making financial and non-financial donations direct to the recipients or amabassedeurs of recipient organizations that associate themselves with:
- Protection of The Environment.
- Wildlife Conservation and Preservation.
Over the past 6 years LFS has supported the following organizations through either the league or its tournaments it organizes.
- Donations to the Rhino Ark Foundation to construct electric fencing around Kenya’s major rain forests. Rhino Ark is a charitable trust founded in 1988 to support conservation in Kenya. We help to develop sustainable solutions to the challenges facing mountain forest ecosystems and threatened biodiversity areas. LFS is party of a large support group of people who raise funds for this cause.
- A donation to the East African Whale Shark Trust (EAWST): LFS hosted the first ever Beach Football tournament in support of Marine conservation on Kenya’s Mombasa Beach. The overall aim of the EAWST is to raise awareness so that the level of protection afforded to whale shark is increased. The EAWST aims to provide a research Centre for collecting and analyzing data on the local whale shark population, its habits and movements. The Trust works closely with other regional organizations because whale sharks are migratory. Check out the website: http://www.giantsharks.org
- A DONATION to the Watamu Marine Association: LFS hosted the first ever Beach Football tournament in support of Marine conservation on Kenya’s Mombasa Beach. Check out the website: http://www.watamu.biz Watamu is a small village on the Kenyan coast. The area has an international reputation for its pristine white-sand beaches and reef-protected lagoons. Watamu Marine Association (WMA) was formed in 2007 through a mutual acknowledgement of the problems and a desire to resolve conflicts and show that by working together we can secure the future of Watamu as a natural asset for all and for shared economic prosperity. WMA is a non profit, voluntary organization bringing together a diverse membership of groups and organizations primarily to benefit the community, protect the environment and promote quality tourism.
LFS has been making donations in kind. This is by either:
- Hosting Tournaments for certain organizations that are directly or in-directly associated with charities or would like to raise funds for charity.
- Hosting Tournaments for certain organizations that are directly or in-directly associated with Conservation or would like to raise funds for conservation.
Over the past 6 years LFS has supported the following organizations through either the league or its tournaments it organizes:
- Tournaments hosted for Sporting Conservation and hosted jointly with Sporting Conservation for Wildlife conservation and/or preservation or education on the same.
- Tournaments hosted for the Goan Welfare Society to raise money for under-privileged members of the society.
- Tournaments for raising funds for Legal fees for those who cannot afford e.g. The M.A.D. (Muslims Against Detention) tournament.
- Tournaments for raising funds for Children’s homes and old people’s homes, e.g. Maji mazuri Children’s home.
- Tournaments for raising funds for re-habilitating classrooms/ fields etc of local government primary schools, e.g. The Milimani and Lavington Primary School being past projects.
LFS has formed partnerships with various Trusts and is also a proud member of certain Trust(s) that been making donations in kind.
The most recent and famous example is an inter-national trust that brings sports equipment from the developed nations for donations to under privileged children who are interested in sports.