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With the NFL season over, Colin Kaepernick will be out of the spotlight for a while but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still keeping his word about his $1 million dollar pledge. Earlier this week he was busy handing out clothing, books and bedding at shelters and orphanages. He followed that up today by revealing his latest rounds of donations for this month, totaling $100,000!


After already making donations totaling $100,000 each in October and November, Kap stayed true to his word and did another $100,000 in December. You can track all the great things Kap is doing on his Kapernick7 website but here is the breakdown of the latest round of donations.

UCSF for “The Mni Wiconi Health Clinic Partnership at Standing Rock” – $50,000

50% to offset salary’s for MD’s and Nurses
25% to offset building materials for mobile medical clinic
15% for medical supplies
10% for liability insurance

Appetite for Change (Minneapolis, MN) – $25,000

$5,000 – Switch to 100% organic ingredients in our community cooking workshops (approximately six workshops per month), improving the nutritional value of meals shared by North Minneapolis residents
$5,000 – Furnish the addition of one new urban farm plot in the 2017 growing season, increasing the amount of produce grown by approximately 1,000 pounds. This additional produce would be sold at the West Broadway Farmers Market and used in the kitchen at Breaking Bread Café, a social enterprise of Appetite For Change.
$5,000 – Develop improved nutrition curriculum for the 50 North Minneapolis teens and young adults participating in our Youth Opportunity & Training Program, developing youth into peer advocates for making healthy food choices
$5,000 – Increase our organizational capacity, from staff training to identifying and hiring new positions
$5,000 – Raise national awareness of our organization and the issues of food and racial equity we work to address

Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL – Chicago, IL) – $25,000

$15,000 – Funding for Decarcerate Chicago: Campaign to end mass incarceration and over-criminalization of communities of color in Illinois.
$5,000 – Fund curriculum development and implementation of disciplined leadership/ organizing/direct action training with an intentional racial-justice lens for current organizers of color, youth activists and those wishing to engage in the movement.
$5,000 – Supplies, materials, marketing, media and transportation for direct actions, events and public meetings.

Kap took alot of heat for his stance on the national anthem this season but he’s done more in three months to help people than the majority of the people who criticized him have done in their lifetime. I can’t remember any athlete who felt so strongly about a cause that he would donate this much time and money and for that he deserves nothing but respect.

H/t Niners Nation