We are proud to announce that we are now accepting donations from our community. Visit us here to make your tax-deductible donation.
Why should I donate?
Well, do you love baseball as much as we do?
Not like “Yes, I think baseball players should get paid millions. They are the best in the game, after all, and I’m a huge baseball fan.”
More like “I think it’s ridiculous that around 50% of minor leaguers sleep on air beds.”
More like “I wish there was a minor league team in my town so I could be a host family for a player.”
More like “I’ve already adopted a player through AaML but I wish I could just adopt so many more.”
If you’re one of the last three, this is your opportunity. Keep reading to find out exactly why.
How can I donate?
Through the link above, you can send any amount of a cash donation between $1 and $1000. These donations are tax-deductible and we will supply a receipt for proof for the IRS sent to your e-mail. We are only able to accept US dollars at this time.
Looking to donate more? Contact us here.
Wanting to donate physical goods? That’s great, too! Send us an email at the link above as well and we will get in touch with you about how to mail us something. Baseball memorabilia is right into our wheelhouse!
How will my money get used?
This is a great question and we are glad you asked. At this time, there are several ways that we plan on using donation money.
1. Special Projects
As players toil their way through minor league life, certain situations may come up for them that can only be solved with a few extra bucks. For instance, our first Special Project was sending help to the New York Yankee minor leaguers who got quarantined in their hotel because a few players tested positively for coronavirus while in Spring Training. As you can imagine, being locked away in a hotel room isn’t too fun compared to getting to go back home like nearly every other minor leaguer across the nation. Adopt a Minor Leaguer sent pizzas, games, Legos, and other stuff that helped these players get through their quarantine.
2. “The Fund”
We have an idea for getting players paid more. Simply put, there are certain types of low-risk investments out there that pay out monthly. And we think we can tap into that to try to add to the “income” that players receive. We think this would be especially useful in the offseason - a time where players don’t get paid despite the fact that they spend a ton of their time training to perform during the season. We are still in the earliest stages of this project so we can’t get too specific on details. But we’re excited about where this can go.
3. Paying Those Who Work on This Foundation
This is last on the list for a reason - and it’s not to be shy or sneaky about paying ourselves. We want those who donate to us to understand that our top priority is to let donations directly affect the lives of players. To this day, we’re impacting over 400 players - and we want that to only be the start. They are the only reason that we are embarking on this journey. However, it takes work and time. That’s time that we could be spending with our loved ones, playing with hobbies, or, well, just relaxing. That means we believe it’s fair to give ourselves at least a small something. We’ll never be the non-profit paying the CEO millions of dollars. But we’ll make sure he can pay for tickets to a minor league baseball game with his family every now and then.
We have only just begun.
We truly believe that there is so much more that we are capable of as far as helping minor leaguers. We’re only scratching the surface, folks, and we’re excited for what is to come. Every donation that will come through to us will mean the world. Each contribution will say “I know about the struggles of these young men as they chase their dreams - and I want to do something about it.” With your support, we can make their ride a little more comfortable.