Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is continuing to make good on a pledge to give away $1 million to causes that encourage social justice by donating dozens of custom-made suits outside a New York parole office.
The organization works to reduce recidivism rates by helping ex-cons develop the skills and the appearance to land a new job and create a new life outside of prison.
Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, drew national attention, and the ire of many, by refusing to stand for the national anthem during the 2016 season in a protest over the treatment of minorities in the US.
He’s been busy in the off-season giving money away to causes and programs that work to make communities better, including a $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels and funding for a plane that delivered supplies to Somalia, according to USA Today.
Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to exclusive deals and newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.