Colin Kaepernick Donated $25,000 to Help Immigrant Youth Affected By Trump’s Repeal of DACA
Colin Kaepernick may be unemployed, but he is doing his part to help better this country.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback recently decided to put up his own money and the money he made off of his jersey sales to lend a helping hand to the people of Chicago. His main objective was helping to support the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation as they deal with Trump’s removal of DACA.
WatchTheYard has the details:
“For his recent pledge, which was announced yesterday, Colin donated $25,000 to United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.
“We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status,” the about section on United We Dream‘s website states.
According to Kaepernick’s website, the $25,000 will go toward the following:
Addressing the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth. Over 100,000 members. Current focus: Organize and work for immigrant children to keep DACA in force.
10k for upcoming travel. Air, hotel, lodging, and ground transportation. United We Dream recently held event in Washington DC and sent 300 dreamers to lobby to keep DACA. This budget will pay for 75-100 attendees for a similar rally upcoming.
10k for series of upcoming local gatherings in NY, CT, TX, FL, NM. Facilities rent and security, transportation, food, technology.
5k for text service for the network of over 100,000 members.”
Aside from his donations, which continue to move ever so close to his $1 million goal, the free agent QB is still looking for a job in the NFL.
With the terrible play we’ve witnessed at the QB position through two weeks in the NFL, it shouldn’t take much longer for his phone to ring.