In September of 2016, Colin Kaepernick pledged to donate $1 million to various organizations that work in pressed communities. He has stood by that promise ever since, donating to 31 different charitable organizations.
On Tuesday, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback announced on Twitter that he is set to make the final donation of his $1 million pledge:
Tomorrow, I’ll be announcing the final $100,000 to complete my Million Dollar Pledge. I’m excited to share this last round of donations with all of you. You can see all 31 donations I’ve made so far on https://t.co/DkVikwsc2E #MillionDollarPledge #10for10 pic.twitter.com/w47VUBZDSQ
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 16, 2018
Kaepernick has kept a list of his donations on his personal website, with this statement:
“I will donate one million dollars plus all the proceeds of my jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities, 100k a month for 10 months.”
The organizations where Kaepernick donated to varies from beds for single mothers and children in Georgia, to suits for job seeking men in New York City, to Meals on Wheels across the United States.
Kaepernick has a controversial figure in the NFL, ever since he began the movement of kneeling during the National Anthem in protest against racial injustices.
He went unsigned in 2017 and filed a collusion lawsuit against the league. Despite the unemployment, Kaepernick has followed through on his pledge and everyone should applaud him for it.