Everlasting fun

Play is an undeniable right of childhood. Even in countries ravaged by war and poverty, kids manage to find a way to make their own fun. It was while watching a news report of children in Darfur playing soccer with a “rag ball” that the inventor of One World Futbol, Tim Jahnigen, came up with the idea to create a ball as resilient as kids are playful. For every One World Futbol purchased, another is given to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide. While other social enterprises also donate balls to those in need, the One World Futbol is uniquely engineered to survive the harshest of environments. The nearly indestructible ball comes inflated and stays inflated. No pump necessary. We literally could not pop it. And, our testers certainly tried. While the ball can be compressed under extreme pressure, it bounces right back to its original shape in no time. Available in standard size 4 and size 5 balls, the One World Futbol has a slightly lower bounce than a traditional soccer ball, making it ideal for recreational play on harder surfaces such as streets, rocky landscapes, patches of dirt, and schoolyards. But, it can also be used on grass and turf. The One World Futbol just may be the last ball you ever have to buy.

One World Futbol

Nearly Indestructible Ball

Everlasting fun

Play is an undeniable right of childhood. Even in countries ravaged by war and poverty, kids manage to find a way to make their own fun. It was while watching a news report of children in Darfur playing soccer with a “rag ball” that the inventor of One World Futbol, Tim Jahnigen, came up with the idea to create a ball as resilient as kids are playful. For every One World Futbol purchased, another is given to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide. While other social enterprises also donate balls to those in need, the One World Futbol is uniquely engineered to survive the harshest of environments. The nearly indestructible ball comes inflated and stays inflated. No pump necessary. We literally could not pop it. And, our testers certainly tried. While the ball can be compressed under extreme pressure, it bounces right back to its original shape in no time. Available in standard size 4 and size 5 balls, the One World Futbol has a slightly lower bounce than a traditional soccer ball, making it ideal for recreational play on harder surfaces such as streets, rocky landscapes, patches of dirt, and schoolyards. But, it can also be used on grass and turf. The One World Futbol just may be the last ball you ever have to buy.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca

    Hi Grommet Community,

    This is Rebecca Perez with One World Futbol Project. I am honored to join in the discussion today and happy to answer questions you have about the One World Futbol - the world's first nearly indestructible ball. With your support, we are bringing the healing power of play to children and youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide and turning the world into a field of play!

  • April
    April
    3/26/2014 12:46 PM

    How do you determine where to donate the balls? How often and to whom do you give?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/26/2014 2:22 PM

    @April

    Hi April,

    Rebecca is talking with the Giving Team (the team that decides with whom to work with) and will be back on to answer your questions!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca – Special Guest
    3/26/2014 5:09 PM

    @April One World Futbol Project distributes balls through a large network of organizations serving youth in harsh environments around the world, including refugee camps, conflict zones, disaster areas, inner cities and other disadvantaged communities.  We send shipments all over the world every month.  The organizations we partner with

    support in-country programming around sports for development, health education,

    gender equality, and conflict resolution. 

    Look here for examples of impact stories: https://www.oneworldfutbol.com/our-stories/impact-stories/

  • ROBERT JOHN
    ROBERT JOHN
    3/26/2014 1:18 PM

    I am a little confused. The pricing is confusing. If you are saying for every ball purchased one is given to an organization in need why are there two prices? Shouldn't it be one price and then the customer can decided whether they themselves want a ball. It looks like if I don't want a ball for myself it will cost me $25 to give one to the organization but if I want one for myself it will cost $39.50 which looks like nothing is being given away; the customer is just deciding to buy two balls where one is being sent to an organization. Not sure where the philanthropy is on your part? A bit confused!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca – Special Guest
    3/26/2014 1:28 PM

    @ROBERT JOHN Hi Robert, please allow me to clarify:

    - for $25, we will donate your One World Futbol to an organization working with communities in need (you are purchasing one ball)

    - for $39.50, we will send you a One World Futbol and also donate one to an organization working with communities in need (you are purchasing two balls)

    I hope this clarifies!

  • Erin
    Erin
    3/26/2014 1:48 PM

    @Rebecca

    The description at the top makes it sound like for every ball purchased (and kept by the customer) the company will then donate a ball to a community in need. However, it sounds like the company is not making any donation. It's the customers that are doing the donating. I think that is what Robert John meant by Not sure where the philanthropy is on your part? A bit confused!

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/26/2014 2:15 PM

    @Erin

    Hi Erin and Robert John,

    Aaron from The Grommet here. Sorry for the confusion!

    There are two options:

    1) Buy One, Give One: You are buying a One World Futbol for yourself. One World Futbol Project will also donate a ball to the partners that they work with in developing countries. You are buying a ball and will receive a ball in the mail.

    2) Give One: You are buying a ball that One World Futbol Project will give to the partners they work with. You will not receive a ball.

    For this option, customers are providing the cost of the ball to be donated.

    One World Futbol Project is not a philanthropy, but rather a B-Corp, which is a type of certification that mandates rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. One World Futbol Project is a company and therefore designed to make money, but in a sustainable way. One World Futbol has partnered with many nonprofits and organizations in developing nations, and donate the balls to these groups. One World Futbol Project has created the innovative soccer ball and the systems by which allow you to donate a ball.

    It's also important to note that OWFP is donating its resources to find partners and cover the shipping costs of distributing the balls globally.

    Hope that makes sense, happy to answer any other questions you have!

  • Mary
    Mary
    3/26/2014 2:28 PM

    OK the confusion here stems from the association of the word donate with One World Futbol. One World Futbol is not donating anything. They are facilitatig the donation of a ball by their customer and they are charging $25 for one and $39.50 for two. Which leqds me to wonder, will they sell and send two to the customer for $39.50?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/26/2014 3:11 PM

    @Mary

    Hi Mary,

    Thank you for the question. You are correct for the Give One, in that OWFP is facilitating a donation of a ball, paid by the customer, to the organizations.

    For the Buy One, Give One, OWFP will send one ball to the customer who purchased the ball, and donate one ball to the organizations they work with, on behalf of the purchaser. They will not send the customer two balls.

    Let me know if that makes sense, happy to answer any other questions you may have.

  • Marci
    Marci
    3/26/2014 6:46 PM

    Am I correct then that One World Futbol does no donating at all. What you are offering is for ME to pay for a ball to be donated in your name. Why would I do that? I would much prefer to donate money to an organization who can contribute to these children by purchasing at a much discounted price and for them to donate the shipping or some services. I am very put out by your group as I do not see where you are contributing. Are you taking all profits from those who are buying a ball for their own use and donating that money? Or are you just selling balls and allowing me to donate in your name. I don't believe you are presenting yourself honestly. Please correct me if I am wrong. (won't be purchasing any balls from you.)

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/27/2014 8:43 AM

    @Marci

    Hi Marci,

    I understand your concerns and appreciate your questions -- and it is certainly your choice to make direct donations of money to the charities of your choice, as opposed to purchasing an object to then be donated.

    To be clear: We are not donating the balls in your name nor are we receiving a tax break. We are offering the balls at the same price as One World Futbol Project sells them. OWFP doesn't offer different purchasing options.

    The "Buy One, Give One" concept is the same model as TOM's or Warby Parker. For every purchase, the company provides a product to those in need.

    Overall, One World Futbol Project has decided that the best way to make an impact on the world is through the conduit of being a money making entity (a company), as opposed to a charity. There are a variety of reasons for this decision and I won't speak for them on their reasoning.

    But, in being a company, the cost structure of creating products, selling to consumers, considering distribution costs, shipping and handling, etc. need to be taken into account and these are covered with the cost of the product. Charities must rely solely on donations whereby OWFP is able to create a sustainable entity by creating a useful product for consumers, which also allows them to give one ball to organizations working in the developing world (because it is covered in the money they earn from selling each ball).

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/26/2014 2:38 PM

    Would this work well for a pet that punctures normal soccer balls?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/26/2014 3:12 PM

    @Guest

    Certainly! There are many customers that buy the ball just for this purpose.

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/26/2014 10:42 PM

    @Aaron why does your company keep using the word donate. In actuality your not donating the ball the consumer is. Shame on you.

  • ROBERT JOHN
    ROBERT JOHN
    3/27/2014 12:02 AM

    So the can of worms is open and I think it is all about the wording. Had you said that you were facilitating the purchaser to buy two balls for $39.50 and you would make sure one of them gets to the children in need, it would seem more honest to the reader. The next question that comes to mind is if I buy two balls can I send both of them to the organizations who need it. If not, then why? In actuality someone could buy a hundred balls and have them sent by you to the organizations. Combining one for you and one for them is not what it should be about. I feel from the discussion below that your organization is having your costs and profit covered by the purchaser. Of course this is a business and you have to support your own lives but it seems to me that if I bought these balls somewhere else and found an address to where I could send them I would be accomplishing the same thing as this offer is doing. To put my money where my mouth is, I plan on buying one ball and sending it to a child. I hope it reaches there. How much of that $25 goes to the company? From the sound of it, all of the $25 goes for the purchase as well as the postage. Sincerely, Robert John

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/27/2014 8:59 AM

    @ROBERT JOHN

    Hi Robert John,

    Thank you for your feedback, I can see how the wording may have been misleading and that was not by any means our intent. You are correct, we are facilitating the purchase of two balls, one that is delivered to the purchaser and one that is given to children in disadvantaged communities. I've changed the wording to be more clear.

    As it stands, One World Futbol Project only offers two options: Give One ball and a Buy One, Give One option. We sell the balls at the price that OWFP stipulates.

    Overall, One World Futbol Project has decided that the best way to make an impact on the world is through the conduit of being a money making entity (a company), as opposed to a charity. There are a variety of reasons for this decision and I won't speak for them on their reasoning.

    One reason, however, is that charities must rely solely on donations whereby OWFP is able to create a sustainable entity by creating a useful product for consumers, which also allows them to give one ball to organizations working in the developing world (because it is covered in the money they earn from selling each ball).

    With that, thank you for supporting One World Futbol Project, we, as well as OWFP, truly appreciate your support.

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    3/27/2014 8:42 AM

    Can you explain how the ball is 'nearly indestructable'? Will my lab be able to play with it without it deflating?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/27/2014 9:03 AM

    @Katherine

    Hey Katherine,

    The ball is made from a very tough cross-linked closed cell foam, similar to what you find in Crocs (but much more durable). The ball has a unique and innovative design that doesn't deflate because there is no air bladder like is found in other balls (soccer balls, basketballs, etc.). In fact, you can run a car over the ball, force all of the air out, and once removed from the weight of the car, the ball will re-inflate on its own, just as it was.

    The ball can even be punctured and still not deflate.

    Or, in other words, your lab will have plenty of fun playing with the ball without doing any damage to it.

  • Alison
    Alison
    3/27/2014 10:35 AM

    There seem to be a lot of these buy one/give one concept businesses out there, several on Grommet alone and I find it interesting and somewhat unfair that this one has drawn so much attention for what, as best I can figure, comes down to wording and an option to only donate without receiving, something the other companies don't usually offer. To me this company is more transparent for offering that. They could simply charge $40 which is not overly priced for a soccer ball, in my opinion, and in my view easily worth it for one that my kids and my dogs can't pop! I have bought and thrown away countless soccer balls. It sounds like this one would be great to take to the beach and pool as well, something you wouldn't do with a leather soccer ball. The fact that this company also takes the time to distribute balls to those in need is just icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned.

    Now, the real question is, can my dogs chew it up!?!

    Alison

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/28/2014 12:22 PM

    Hey Alison,

    Aaron from The Grommet here. You are spot on, this ball will certainly hold up to a furry friend's play and makes a great accessory at the beach or pool.

    Your dogs will likely mangle the exterior a bit, but they material is tough and designed to last for years of use in tough terrains. Further, the ball won't deflate, even if punctured, so it is sure to hold up as a chew toy.

  • David
    David
    3/31/2014 4:53 PM

    Hi Aaron,

    Read with growing ire the whining about who is donating what and how much to whom.

    Look, folks, it's pretty simple. $40.00 = 2 balls, one for you and one for impoverished kids. If the indestructible soccer ball company just gives away balls with no income, then after a (short) while NOBODY gets a ball, rich or poor. This 2 for 1 deal is sustainable.

    They have set up a system that lets relatively wealthy people buy a ball while also giving one to poor kids. This seems like a GREAT idea, and the concept has been tested and proven by Tom's Shoes et al. Kudos to Grommet for further facilitating the idea.

    Best,

    Dave Coleman

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

One World Futbol

Nearly Indestructible Ball

Everlasting fun

Play is an undeniable right of childhood. Even in countries ravaged by war and poverty, kids manage to find a way to make their own fun. It was while watching a news report of children in Darfur playing soccer with a “rag ball” that the inventor of One World Futbol, Tim Jahnigen, came up with the idea to create a ball as resilient as kids are playful.

For every One World Futbol purchased, another is given to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide. While other social enterprises also donate balls to those in need, the One World Futbol is uniquely engineered to survive the harshest of environments. The nearly indestructible ball comes inflated and stays inflated. No pump necessary. We literally could not pop it. And, our testers certainly tried. While the ball can be compressed under extreme pressure, it bounces right back to its original shape in no time.

Available in standard size 4 and size 5 balls, the One World Futbol has a slightly lower bounce than a traditional soccer ball, making it ideal for recreational play on harder surfaces such as streets, rocky landscapes, patches of dirt, and schoolyards. But, it can also be used on grass and turf.

The One World Futbol just may be the last ball you ever have to buy.
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  • Rebecca
    Rebecca

    Hi Grommet Community,

    This is Rebecca Perez with One World Futbol Project. I am honored to join in the discussion today and happy to answer questions you have about the One World Futbol - the world's first nearly indestructible ball. With your support, we are bringing the healing power of play to children and youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide and turning the world into a field of play!

  • April
    April
    3/26/2014 12:46 PM

    How do you determine where to donate the balls? How often and to whom do you give?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/26/2014 2:22 PM

    @April

    Hi April,

    Rebecca is talking with the Giving Team (the team that decides with whom to work with) and will be back on to answer your questions!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca – Special Guest
    3/26/2014 5:09 PM

    @April One World Futbol Project distributes balls through a large network of organizations serving youth in harsh environments around the world, including refugee camps, conflict zones, disaster areas, inner cities and other disadvantaged communities.  We send shipments all over the world every month.  The organizations we partner with

    support in-country programming around sports for development, health education,

    gender equality, and conflict resolution. 

    Look here for examples of impact stories: https://www.oneworldfutbol.com/our-stories/impact-stories/

  • ROBERT JOHN
    ROBERT JOHN
    3/26/2014 1:18 PM

    I am a little confused. The pricing is confusing. If you are saying for every ball purchased one is given to an organization in need why are there two prices? Shouldn't it be one price and then the customer can decided whether they themselves want a ball. It looks like if I don't want a ball for myself it will cost me $25 to give one to the organization but if I want one for myself it will cost $39.50 which looks like nothing is being given away; the customer is just deciding to buy two balls where one is being sent to an organization. Not sure where the philanthropy is on your part? A bit confused!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca – Special Guest
    3/26/2014 1:28 PM

    @ROBERT JOHN Hi Robert, please allow me to clarify:

    - for $25, we will donate your One World Futbol to an organization working with communities in need (you are purchasing one ball)

    - for $39.50, we will send you a One World Futbol and also donate one to an organization working with communities in need (you are purchasing two balls)

    I hope this clarifies!

  • Erin
    Erin
    3/26/2014 1:48 PM

    @Rebecca

    The description at the top makes it sound like for every ball purchased (and kept by the customer) the company will then donate a ball to a community in need. However, it sounds like the company is not making any donation. It's the customers that are doing the donating. I think that is what Robert John meant by Not sure where the philanthropy is on your part? A bit confused!

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/26/2014 2:15 PM

    @Erin

    Hi Erin and Robert John,

    Aaron from The Grommet here. Sorry for the confusion!

    There are two options:

    1) Buy One, Give One: You are buying a One World Futbol for yourself. One World Futbol Project will also donate a ball to the partners that they work with in developing countries. You are buying a ball and will receive a ball in the mail.

    2) Give One: You are buying a ball that One World Futbol Project will give to the partners they work with. You will not receive a ball.

    For this option, customers are providing the cost of the ball to be donated.

    One World Futbol Project is not a philanthropy, but rather a B-Corp, which is a type of certification that mandates rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. One World Futbol Project is a company and therefore designed to make money, but in a sustainable way. One World Futbol has partnered with many nonprofits and organizations in developing nations, and donate the balls to these groups. One World Futbol Project has created the innovative soccer ball and the systems by which allow you to donate a ball.

    It's also important to note that OWFP is donating its resources to find partners and cover the shipping costs of distributing the balls globally.

    Hope that makes sense, happy to answer any other questions you have!

  • Mary
    Mary
    3/26/2014 2:28 PM

    OK the confusion here stems from the association of the word donate with One World Futbol. One World Futbol is not donating anything. They are facilitatig the donation of a ball by their customer and they are charging $25 for one and $39.50 for two. Which leqds me to wonder, will they sell and send two to the customer for $39.50?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/26/2014 3:11 PM

    @Mary

    Hi Mary,

    Thank you for the question. You are correct for the Give One, in that OWFP is facilitating a donation of a ball, paid by the customer, to the organizations.

    For the Buy One, Give One, OWFP will send one ball to the customer who purchased the ball, and donate one ball to the organizations they work with, on behalf of the purchaser. They will not send the customer two balls.

    Let me know if that makes sense, happy to answer any other questions you may have.

  • Marci
    Marci
    3/26/2014 6:46 PM

    Am I correct then that One World Futbol does no donating at all. What you are offering is for ME to pay for a ball to be donated in your name. Why would I do that? I would much prefer to donate money to an organization who can contribute to these children by purchasing at a much discounted price and for them to donate the shipping or some services. I am very put out by your group as I do not see where you are contributing. Are you taking all profits from those who are buying a ball for their own use and donating that money? Or are you just selling balls and allowing me to donate in your name. I don't believe you are presenting yourself honestly. Please correct me if I am wrong. (won't be purchasing any balls from you.)

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/27/2014 8:43 AM

    @Marci

    Hi Marci,

    I understand your concerns and appreciate your questions -- and it is certainly your choice to make direct donations of money to the charities of your choice, as opposed to purchasing an object to then be donated.

    To be clear: We are not donating the balls in your name nor are we receiving a tax break. We are offering the balls at the same price as One World Futbol Project sells them. OWFP doesn't offer different purchasing options.

    The "Buy One, Give One" concept is the same model as TOM's or Warby Parker. For every purchase, the company provides a product to those in need.

    Overall, One World Futbol Project has decided that the best way to make an impact on the world is through the conduit of being a money making entity (a company), as opposed to a charity. There are a variety of reasons for this decision and I won't speak for them on their reasoning.

    But, in being a company, the cost structure of creating products, selling to consumers, considering distribution costs, shipping and handling, etc. need to be taken into account and these are covered with the cost of the product. Charities must rely solely on donations whereby OWFP is able to create a sustainable entity by creating a useful product for consumers, which also allows them to give one ball to organizations working in the developing world (because it is covered in the money they earn from selling each ball).

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/26/2014 2:38 PM

    Would this work well for a pet that punctures normal soccer balls?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/26/2014 3:12 PM

    @Guest

    Certainly! There are many customers that buy the ball just for this purpose.

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/26/2014 10:42 PM

    @Aaron why does your company keep using the word donate. In actuality your not donating the ball the consumer is. Shame on you.

  • ROBERT JOHN
    ROBERT JOHN
    3/27/2014 12:02 AM

    So the can of worms is open and I think it is all about the wording. Had you said that you were facilitating the purchaser to buy two balls for $39.50 and you would make sure one of them gets to the children in need, it would seem more honest to the reader. The next question that comes to mind is if I buy two balls can I send both of them to the organizations who need it. If not, then why? In actuality someone could buy a hundred balls and have them sent by you to the organizations. Combining one for you and one for them is not what it should be about. I feel from the discussion below that your organization is having your costs and profit covered by the purchaser. Of course this is a business and you have to support your own lives but it seems to me that if I bought these balls somewhere else and found an address to where I could send them I would be accomplishing the same thing as this offer is doing. To put my money where my mouth is, I plan on buying one ball and sending it to a child. I hope it reaches there. How much of that $25 goes to the company? From the sound of it, all of the $25 goes for the purchase as well as the postage. Sincerely, Robert John

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/27/2014 8:59 AM

    @ROBERT JOHN

    Hi Robert John,

    Thank you for your feedback, I can see how the wording may have been misleading and that was not by any means our intent. You are correct, we are facilitating the purchase of two balls, one that is delivered to the purchaser and one that is given to children in disadvantaged communities. I've changed the wording to be more clear.

    As it stands, One World Futbol Project only offers two options: Give One ball and a Buy One, Give One option. We sell the balls at the price that OWFP stipulates.

    Overall, One World Futbol Project has decided that the best way to make an impact on the world is through the conduit of being a money making entity (a company), as opposed to a charity. There are a variety of reasons for this decision and I won't speak for them on their reasoning.

    One reason, however, is that charities must rely solely on donations whereby OWFP is able to create a sustainable entity by creating a useful product for consumers, which also allows them to give one ball to organizations working in the developing world (because it is covered in the money they earn from selling each ball).

    With that, thank you for supporting One World Futbol Project, we, as well as OWFP, truly appreciate your support.

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    3/27/2014 8:42 AM

    Can you explain how the ball is 'nearly indestructable'? Will my lab be able to play with it without it deflating?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/27/2014 9:03 AM

    @Katherine

    Hey Katherine,

    The ball is made from a very tough cross-linked closed cell foam, similar to what you find in Crocs (but much more durable). The ball has a unique and innovative design that doesn't deflate because there is no air bladder like is found in other balls (soccer balls, basketballs, etc.). In fact, you can run a car over the ball, force all of the air out, and once removed from the weight of the car, the ball will re-inflate on its own, just as it was.

    The ball can even be punctured and still not deflate.

    Or, in other words, your lab will have plenty of fun playing with the ball without doing any damage to it.

  • Alison
    Alison
    3/27/2014 10:35 AM

    There seem to be a lot of these buy one/give one concept businesses out there, several on Grommet alone and I find it interesting and somewhat unfair that this one has drawn so much attention for what, as best I can figure, comes down to wording and an option to only donate without receiving, something the other companies don't usually offer. To me this company is more transparent for offering that. They could simply charge $40 which is not overly priced for a soccer ball, in my opinion, and in my view easily worth it for one that my kids and my dogs can't pop! I have bought and thrown away countless soccer balls. It sounds like this one would be great to take to the beach and pool as well, something you wouldn't do with a leather soccer ball. The fact that this company also takes the time to distribute balls to those in need is just icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned.

    Now, the real question is, can my dogs chew it up!?!

    Alison

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    3/28/2014 12:22 PM

    Hey Alison,

    Aaron from The Grommet here. You are spot on, this ball will certainly hold up to a furry friend's play and makes a great accessory at the beach or pool.

    Your dogs will likely mangle the exterior a bit, but they material is tough and designed to last for years of use in tough terrains. Further, the ball won't deflate, even if punctured, so it is sure to hold up as a chew toy.

  • David
    David
    3/31/2014 4:53 PM

    Hi Aaron,

    Read with growing ire the whining about who is donating what and how much to whom.

    Look, folks, it's pretty simple. $40.00 = 2 balls, one for you and one for impoverished kids. If the indestructible soccer ball company just gives away balls with no income, then after a (short) while NOBODY gets a ball, rich or poor. This 2 for 1 deal is sustainable.

    They have set up a system that lets relatively wealthy people buy a ball while also giving one to poor kids. This seems like a GREAT idea, and the concept has been tested and proven by Tom's Shoes et al. Kudos to Grommet for further facilitating the idea.

    Best,

    Dave Coleman

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.