Colin Kaepernick Donates $50K to Meals on Wheels
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reportedly donated $50,000 to Meals on Wheels, a group that provides food for seniors in need.
Kaepernick, currently a free agent, has promised to donate $1 million to organizations that help at-risk communities, and to support a campaign to raise millions of dollars for drought relief in Somalia.
Kaepernick emerged in 2016 as one of the most outspoken athletes in sports after he decided to take a knee during the national anthem before NFL games to voice concerns over police violence in America.
As Colin Kaepernick waits for a job opportunity, he continues to donate to charity. His latest includes $50K for Meals on Wheels pic.twitter.com/j5ERyWpSz2
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 21, 2017
Meals on Wheels took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank Kaepernick for his "words and actions."
— Meals on Wheels (@_MealsOnWheels) March 21, 2017
Kaepernick’s donation comes after President Trump unveiled his budget blueprint, which includes slashing funding for Health and Human Services by 18 percent.
The budget cuts are expected to affect many Meals on Wheels programs across the country, but it’s unlikely they would spell the end of the program.
Many are viewing Kaepernick’s donation as a direct shot at President Trump, who claimed during a recent rally that his Twitter power is why Kaepernick is still a free agent.
In a since-deleted Facebook post, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin called Kaepernick's donation a "political stunt."
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