Colin Kaepernick has $100,000 left of his $1 million dollar pledge to help organizations working to bring about social change, and he’s decided to spread out the final round of donations. On Wednesday (Jan.[tooltip id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac”] [/tooltip]17), the 30-year-old athlete and activist announced that he will be donating $10,000 a day to 10 organizations over the next 10 days.
As part of his #10for10 campaign, Kap asked 10 friends to chose charities that he should donate to, the first of which will be De-Bug, a Bay Area organization chosen by Golden State Warriors player, Kevin Durant.
De-Bug, which is based in San Jose, Calif.[tooltip id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac”] [/tooltip]“advocates for criminal justice reform and police accountability,” Kap explains in a video announcement posted to social media. Durant will also be matching his $10,000 donation.
My brother Kevin Durant @KDTrey5 has generously decided to match my donation of $10,000, with $10,000 of his own, making the total donation to De-Bug $20,000!!! My brother Kevin, you are truly a champion on, and off the court. #MillionDollarPledge #10for10 https://t.co/aK6dKa5Boa pic.twitter.com/He41wgChCF
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 17, 2018
In a separate tweet Kap added,[tooltip id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac”] [/tooltip]“It’s important to identify people doing good work in the community to help break the cycle and the systemic oppression that we are facing everyday. Thank YOU, De-Bug for all the hard work you do uplifting our community and fighting for our rights.”
The organization responded by thanking him and Durant for their generosity:
Thank you to @Kaepernick7 & @KDTrey5 for donating to our De-Bug community! With ur support we'll be able to grow our fight to #endmoneybail, reunite families separated by incarceration & protect rights of youth against unlawful police interrogations! #10for10 #protectyourpeople pic.twitter.com/YclrYf4meX
— SV De-Bug (@svdebug) January 17, 2018
Since announcing his $1 million pledge in 2016, Kap has donated to more than 40 different organizations. He’s encouraging everyone to visit Kaepernick7.com to keep up with his daily #10for10 announcements, as well as see how the recipients will be using the money.[tooltip type=”box” html=”Input Your Content Here” box_background_color=”#eeeeee” box_opacity=”0.95″ box_padding=”10″ box_border_color=”#3F3F3F” box_border_width=”1″ box_border_radius=”0″ id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac” /]