Colin Kaepernick is inching closer to his $1 million charity goal all thanks to a few famous friends.
The former 49ers quarterback recently launched a million dollar pledge campaign to raise money for organizations working in oppressed communities.
So far, 990k of the $1 million has been raised and several stars are to thank, including Meek Mill, who on Monday morning, donated 10k. “Despite my brother’s current circumstances, he continues to stay involved and connected in the community of his hometown of Philly,” Colin wrote on Instagram.
He added, “I’ve spoken to @meekmill several times since his incarceration and during one of these calls, is when he pledged to go #10for10 with me on my #MillionDollarPledge. We’re both donating $10,000 each for a combined $20,000 to Philadelphia’s Youth Service Inc.”
Snoop Dogg donated 10k to Mother’s Against Police Brutality, T.I. gave a cool 10k to Angel by Nature and Serena Williams shelled out 10k an organization dedicated to mobilizing the community to end the cycle of family homelessness & poverty.
For every 10k donated by a celebrity, Colin, who kneeled last NFL season in protest against police brutality and racial inequality, will match with his own 10k.
In addition to giving $1 million to organizations across the nation, the athlete will also donate all proceeds from his 2016 jersey sales.