Please help more people like Christine change their lives.
It's not just the 500 or so players who attend the tournament that you will be supporting, it’s the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children around the world our partners support every day.
Homelessness can force people into isolation, which affects their ability to share, communicate their thoughts, and work with others. When a person who is homeless gets involved in football, they build relationships; they become teammates who learn to trust and share. They have a responsibility to attend training sessions and games, to be on time, and to be prepared to participate. They feel that they are part of something larger than themselves.
The sense of empowerment that comes from participating in street football helps people who are homeless see that they can change their lives; and our partners give them the tools they need to do just that.
A survey of Homeless World Cup players showed that:
- 94% say the Homeless World Cup positively impacted their lives
- 83% improved social relations with family and friends
- 77% changed their lives significantly because of their involvement with football
- 71% continue to play the sport
The reach of the Homeless World Cup Foundation extends much further than the 500 players who attend the annual event. The Homeless World Cup Foundation movement includes:
- 74 National Partners
- Working in 450+ locations
- With 100,000 homeless people involved every year
The Homeless World Cup Foundation has impacted the lives of one million homeless people around the globe since our founding more than a decade ago.