Colin Kaepernick Personally Donated 50 Custom Suits to Formerly Incarcerated Men

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick Personally Donated 50 Custom Suits to Formerly Incarcerated Men

100 Suits for 100 Men is calling the quarterback a "hero."

Published May 2, 2017

Colin Kaepernick is still waiting for an NFL franchise to give him a chance and sign him. But in the meantime, the quarterback is continuing with his commitment to uplifting communities in need.

His latest charitable gesture? Recently, Kaep personally donated 50 of his custom suits to 100 Suits for 100 Men, a South Jamaica, Queens, New York-based organization which helps formerly incarcerated men transition back into society by seeking gainful employment. The community-based organization is especially meant for men who have been incarcerated at least five years.

Kaepernick's girlfriend, Hot 97 personality Nessa Diab, re-posted this Instagram footage of her man packing his suits into huge boxes before loading them up in an SUV and personally delivering them to 100 Suits for 100 Men at a Queens, NY, parole office.

❤️❤️❤️ RP @yourrightscamp - " Colin Kaepernick donates custom-made suits outside a New York City parole office 🙌🏽 Via The start of the NFL season is about three months away and free agent Colin Kaepernick is still on the market. While he waits to see if he’ll get signed, Kaepernick is keeping up with his commitment to help empower communities in need. About two days ago, Kaepernick stopped outside of a New York City parole office and donated two large boxes of his custom made suits. The donation benefits 100 Suits, an organization that provides free business attire to men and women who are in the job search process. The Instagram account for 100 Suits posted that the quarterback was at parole office in Queens. That’s love!!!! When you have Superbowl quarter back Colin Kaepernick and HOT 97 host Nessa personally drop off over two huge uhaul boxes of custom made suits at our office @ Queens parole. 100 Suits hopes to reduce recidivism rates by helping people find more gainful employment. By being able to wear appropriate suits to their interviews, these men and women are better equipped to achieve gainful employment, which will ultimately help them to transition into mainstream society and live more productive lives. Through this program, we also provide free hair cuts for men and wig referrals for women, where needed. Because it’s never easy to find a suit that fits perfectly off the rack, 100 Suits also provides an in-house tailor that will make any alterations needed for clients. Remind me again why Kaepernick doesn’t have an NFL contract yet? " @kaepernick7 🎵 @joeybadass

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Kevin Livingston, of 100 Suits for 100 Men, couldn't have been more thankful of Kaepernick, calling him a "hero to the men of South Jamaica, Queens."

"He was a great partner," Livingston told TMZ Sports, adding that Diab put him and Kaep in touch. "He went above and beyond all expectations to help give these guys a second chance. He's a hero in my eyes, he's a hero in the eyes of the guys who are going to be receiving these suits. Colin, you're the man to me, you're a hero to the men of South Jamaica Queens."

After kneeling during the national anthem last season in protest of police brutality and racism against African-Americans, Kaepernick announced in March that he won't protest during the national anthem this upcoming 2017 NFL season. That being said, not one team in the league has signed the QB as of press time.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)


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