Update: On Wednesday, Colin Kaepernick announced that he'll be "donating $10K a day for the next 10 days" for the final $100,000 of his "#MillionDollarPledge."
He started that process by taking Kevin Durant up on his suggestion to donate $10,000 to De-Bug, a Bay Area organization that advocates for criminal justice reform and police accountability — a donation that was matched by KD.
And the woke, free-agent quarterback followed that up by tabbing Jesse Williams and Steph Curry for suggestions on equally amazing organizations for his next set of $10K donations.
Yesterday, Kaep posted an IG video showing a conversation between he and Williams in which Williams explains how a donation to the Advancement Project in Washington, D.C., could "really impact policy and legislation."
Kaepernick donated $10,000 to the Advancement Project and got a matching donation from Williams. Take a look at their video conversation below.
Then, Friday morning, Kaepernick took Curry up on his suggestion to donate $10,000 to United Playaz, which Kaep described in his IG post as a "San Francisco-based violence prevention and youth development organization providing various services to prepare vulnerable youth for higher education, employment, and healthy living within a safe, nurturing, and collaborative environment."
Curry matched that donation as well. Watch Kaepernick and Curry explain it further in the video below.
That brings Kaepernick's total donations to $930,000 to date. We wonder where his friends will suggest for him to donate to next?
Previously: In September 2016, Colin Kaepernick announced that he will donate $1 million in support of organizations combating racial inequality and police brutality.
Yesterday, the woke, free-agent quarterback took to his Instagram account and shared that "I've donated $900,000 to 31 organizations fighting toward social justice," including Mother's Against Police Brutality, Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure and Meals on Wheels, to name a few.
And this morning, Kaepernick jumped back on the 'gram to announce via an IG video that in wrapping up his #MillionDollarPledge and getting down to the final $100,000 that he'll be "donating $10K a day for the next 10 days."
That being said, Kaepernick said he reached out to some of his friends for organization recommendations and got a quick suggestion from none other than 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant.
"KD chose De-Bug, a Bay Area organization that advocates for criminal justice reform and police accountability," Kaepernick says in the video accompanying his lengthy post about his final donations.
Kaep also shared that KD was nice enough to match his $10,000 donation for a total of $20K going to De-Bug.
Take a look below.
That will serve as the first $10K donation that Kaepernick will be making over each of the next 10 days to account for the final $100,000 of his #MillionDollarPledge. And the 30-year-old is inviting his fans to follow that process via the "#10for10" hashtag.
We just love and deeply respect how Kaepernick has continued to put his money where his mouth is for a total of $910,000 in donations thus far. Incredible!
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