Colin Kaepernick’s Charity Donates Over $1.75 Million To Minority Communities Affected By COVID-19 + Bail For Protestors
Colin Kaepernick is continuing his support of “black and brown communities” through sizeable donations of more than $1.75 million that his charity has made over the past few weeks. During the COVID-19 pandemic, former NFLer and activist Colin Kaepernick‘s charity, “Know Your Rights Camp”, has focused on helping out minority communities with relief to 13 groups that are providing assistance to those affected by the pandemic. Additionally, the charity is working with Impossible Foods, a company that creates plant-based alternatives to meat, to provide food items to those in need within these communities as a result of the “disproportionate” impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine.
The mission of the “Know Your Rights Camp” charity is
“to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.”
In that regard, the charity isn’t limiting itself to only assisting black and brown communities with COVID-19 relief, but it is also assisting with bail and legal defense funding for individuals arrested in the protests that have emerged across the country following the police-involved killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
The charity said in a statement,
“We look forward to the partnerships created through the initiatives having both a significant immediate and long term impact. Our efforts to become deeply entrenched in communities and with organizational partners has ensured our ability to maximize the impact on the lives of people living in communities we serve.”
Reportedly, $200,000 has been dedicated to bail assistance for groups in cities such as Miami, Detroit, and Atlanta and more than $400,000 has also been put up in grants for rent and essential living costs. Also, in support of the defense of numerous cases across America, KYRC reportedly provided a $500,000 collaborative grant to the National Lawyers Guild.
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