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What is Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E.?

After a successful 2021, Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E. returns for another season! Join the New England Revolution in participating in this year's week-long fundraiser from February 21 through February 26. Last year, $30,000 was raised for Boston Centers for Youth & Families. New soccer equipment was donated to local youth members at C.H.A.N.G.E. Clinics and new soccer goals were donated to BCYF centers.

In recognition of Black History Month, the New England Revolution have launched an initiative to help support Boston Centers for Youth & Families by donating soccer equipment to children at future clinics. Through the Revolution’s social justice platform, C.H.A.N.G.E., this fundraiser will also provide educational facts about local Black New England history. For each day of the fundraiser, participants will learn about a new Black historical fact and have a corresponding number of touches to do with a soccer ball. Fundraising participants can also share why they are committed to Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E.

The week-long fundraising will run from February 21 through February 26. Track your daily touches, learn about New England Black history, raise awareness surrounding social injustice, and help support future C.H.A.N.G.E. clinics!

How are the number of touches determined and tracked?

Each day participants involved with the fundraiser will be asked to do a specific number of touches with a soccer ball. The number of touches will correspond to a date or figure of importance in Black History relating to each of the New England states. Download your tracker and fact sheet above to record your touches while learning about New England Black History!

Share why you are completing your touches!

Participants are encouraged to record their touches and share them on social media using #TouchesForChange to show commitment to the fundraiser. Have a specific reason why you are completing your touches? Download the sign template above and fill out why you are completing your touches!

How do I sign-up?

There are a couple of different options when it comes to signing-up and donating.

Want to make a one-time donation? Click “Donate” on the fundraising home page! You can donate to the overall total, or a specific team or individual page.

Want to create an individual fundraising page? Click “Join” and then select “Fundraise on my own.” Then share your page with friends and family.

To create a team fundraising page click “Join” and then “Create a team,” or “Join a team,” if one was already created. These team pages can also be shared with others.

What are the donation levels?

Donations can be made towards a specific piece of soccer equipment or make a custom amount! Future clinic participants will receive either cones, goalkeeper gloves, or the soccer ball with the drawstring bag. Soccer goals will be donated directly to BCYF locations.

Donation Amount
Soccer Equipment
$5
8 Cones
$15
1 Pair of Goalkeeper Gloves
$25
1 Soccer Ball with a Drawstring Bag
$150
1-4’x6’ Kwik Flex Goal