Here's How Colin Kaepernick’s Latest Donation Will Help Those Who Were In Jail Get Back To Work

“We’re very appreciative ..."

Football season may have started without Colin Kaepernick, but he's busy leading his own one-man team off the field to help formerly incarcerated people find jobs.


The former San Francisco 49er just donated $33,000 to 100 Suits for 100 Men –– a nonprofit organization based in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. –– in an effort to help men and women who were incarcerated take part in job training programs, receive free business attire, and free haircuts to assist them in their transition back into everyday life.

This isn't the first time Kaepernick has given to 100 Suits for 100 Men. In May, he donated 50 suits outside of a New York State parole office in Queens.

In July, six of his suits were donated to a father who lost his five children in a fire two months prior, according to 100 Suits for 100 Men's Instagram page, run by its president, Kevin Livingston.

Despite not returning to the NFL following his refusal to stand for the national anthem to protest against violence against minority groups in 2016, he's been hard at work. Over the last year, he started a million-dollar pledge to donate the money he made in the 2016 season ­–– along with proceeds from his jersey sales –– to organizations that help benefit people in "oppressed communities," according to his website.

And for nonprofit presidents such as Livingston, Kaepernick's contributions continue to be vital to 100 Suits for 100 Men's mission.

"We're very appreciative and the money is going to support the work that we do throughout the city," he said to DNAinfo New York.

(H/T: DNAinfo New York)

Cover image: Instagram / Instagram


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