As part of his "Million Dollar Pledge," Colin Kaepernick is opening up his checkbook, and donating $50,000 to help the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline. According to Kaepernick's website, which gives a thorough breakdown of his donations for each month, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is giving his largest amount of money to the Mni Wiconi Health Clinic Partnership, a free clinic located at the Standing Rock camp.
From the $50,000 donation, 50 percent will be used to "offset salaries for MD’s and nurses," 25 percent will be allocated to "offset building materials for mobile medical clinic," 15 percent will be for supplies while 10 percent is meant to "help cover liability insurance."
Beyond his "Million Dollar Pledge," which is working toward offering financial assistance to social injustice causes over the span of 10 months, Kaepernick is personally reaching out to help communities. Kaep recently donated a large portion of his sneaker collection to charities, including the Dorothy Day House, an emergency homeless shelter in Berkeley.
With every lucrative donation to a worthwhile cause and image of him getting out into the communities in need, Kaepernick is proving that he's more than talk. Kaep is steadily working towards making the type of changes that he sought out when he initially made his national anthem protest. Now that the NFL season is over for the Niners, don't be surprised to see Kaepernick putting his time to good use.
Keep doing your thing, Kaep.
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