Colin Kaepernick Hands Out Suits At A Parole Office For Ex-Cons Looking For Jobs
This is the latest step in the QB’s pledge to donate $1 million to socially minded causes
Controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick may be without a job at the moment, but he’s using his newfound free time to help the disenfranchised find employment for themselves.
The former 49ers quarterback, known for his controversial decision to kneel during the pregame national anthem, arrived two days ago outside a New York City parole office with two boxes of his custom-made suits to donate to 100 Suits, a nonprofit that helps men and women who are looking for work find free or affordable professional clothing.
Nonetheless, Kap’s flashy suits were well-received by those in need. The 100 Suits organization has found that parolees or the otherwise marginalized are less likely to experience recidivism if they find stable employment.
Amid the national anthem controversy, teams have been slow to move on Kaepernick, who, by all accounts, should be snatched up on the merits of talents. Earlier this year, Kaepernick pledged to donate $1 million to social causes and charities. According to The Undefeated, he’s made some impressive strides toward that goal:
In October, Kaepernick dished out gifts of $25,000 each to the Silicon Valley De-Bug, Causa Justa/Just Cause, Urban Underground, and Mothers Against Police Brutality. In November, in addition to his gift of $25,000 to the BYP100, he donated equal amounts to Gathering For Justice/ Justice League, Communities United for Police Reform, and the I Will Not Die Young Campaign.
He’s continuing to give even without an NFL deal in place, having donated $50,000 to Meals on Wheels after the charity was defunded by budget cuts initiated by the Trump administration.
Despite his prolific charitable activity, Kaepernick’s still several hundred thousand dollars short of his pledge, so we’re eager to see where he focuses his efforts and money next.