Friday, 21 September, 2018

Colin Kaepernick completes $1 million donation goal

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Kristopher Love | 03 February, 2018, 17:14

The former pro footballer vowed back in 2017 to donate $1 million and all proceeds from his 2016 National Football League season jersey sales to organizations working in oppressed communities.

During the process, celebrities chose the organization they wanted the political athlete to donate to, offered a donation of at least $10,000, and Kaep matched them each day in $10,000 increments.

According to the charity's website, H.O.M.E. was "founded to help Single Mothers who are working and/or going to school, survive the "tough times" and persevere towards an "appointed time" for success in life".

"It has been an honor for me to serve the people with my #MillionDollarPledge", he wrote on Instagram, "The thanks and gratitude from each organization has been huge". The thanks and gratitude from each organization has been huge. "I know that we still have a lot of work to do, however, by getting everyone involved, I truly believe that we can all achieve and move mountains towards our goals for Social Justice", he added. More than a year after he started the campaign, Kaepernick reached his goal with the help of singer Usher. 'This was an opportunity to do something unbelievable and you did it. Head to https://t.co/aK6dK9NZZA for a complete list of my Million Dollar Pledge! "I'm happy to be a part of the completion of that $1 million".

In a tweet, Kaepernick said: "He pledged to go 10for10 on my MillionDollarPledge. We all become stronger", he said.

Kevin Durant, Jesse Williams, Steph Curry, Snoop Dogg, Serena Williams, T.I., Jhene Aiko and Chris Brown, Nick Cannon and Joey Badass, Meek Mill and Usher contributed to the campaign.

Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, first announced his pledge after he began kneeling for the national anthem during the 2016 pre-season, in protest of racial inequality and police brutality.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the team in March, and confirmed the achievement via Twitter.