Colin Kaepernick, Meek Mill Donate $10k Each to Philadelphia Youth Charity

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2018

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Colin Kaepernick attends the 2017 ACLU SoCal's Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A visit by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to New York's Rikers Island jail facility has drawn a rebuke from the union representing city correction officers. The head of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association tells the Daily News that Kaepernick's presence at Rikers on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, will encourage inmates to attack jail guards. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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Colin Kaepernick has paired up with Meek Mill for his latest round of donations.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback will donate $10,000 to Philadelphia's Youth Service Inc., which Meek Mill will match from prison:

Colin Kaepernick @Kaepernick7

Despite my brother @meekmill’s current circumstances, he continues to stay connected in the community of Philly. He pledged to go #10for10 on my #MillionDollarPledge. We’re both donating $10k for a combined $20k to Youth Service Inc. Keep staying strong Meek, we love you brother! https://t.co/ZCbecqtPF6

The rapper is currently serving a two to four years for violating probation.

"Despite my brother’s current circumstances, he continues to stay involved and connected in the community of his hometown of Philly," Kaepernick said, per TMZ Sports. "I’ve spoken to Meek several times since his incarceration and during one of these calls, is when he pledged...we’re both donating $10,000 each for a combined $20,000 to Philadelphia’s Youth Service Inc."

Kaepernick is in the midst of completing his $1 million pledge to "organizations working in oppressed communities," which he has been tracking through his personal website.

For the final $100,000, he has called upon his friends to match at least $10,000 over 10 days, announcing each one with the #10for10 hashtag.

Meek Mill's matching donation represents the second-to-last of the pledge, with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Snoop Dogg and Serena Williams among those already helping out. 

More than 40 organizations have already received donations through this pledge, which has earned him recognition for his work in these communities, including GQ's Citizen of the Year award. 

The final $10,000 donation of Kaepernick's initial pledge is expected to be announced Tuesday.


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