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Posted: May 02, 2017

Colin Kaepernick gives parolees a makeover with suit donation

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Former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, pictured here on the gridiron in 2015, is delivering on a vow to give away $1 million to causes that encourage social justice.

By Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is continuing to make good on a pledge to give away $1 million to causes that encourage social justice by donating dozens of custom-made suits outside a New York parole office.

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In his latest charitable effort, Kaepernick and Kevin Livingston, of 100 Suits for 100 Men, are pictured in an Instagram post last weekend giving away the clothing outside a Queens parole office. 

The organization works to reduce recidivism rates by helping ex-cons develop the skills and the appearance to land a new job and create a new life outside of prison.

Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, drew national attention, and the ire of many, by refusing to stand for the national anthem during the 2016 season in a protest over the treatment of minorities in the US.

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He’s been busy in the off-season giving money away to causes and programs that work to make communities better, including a $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels and funding for a plane that delivered supplies to Somalia, according to USA Today.

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20 September 2015: San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) [16242] in action during a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)


 
 


 

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