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Colin Kaepernick Completes Million Dollar Pledge For Social Justice

Colin Kaepernick has finally reach his $1 million pledge goal thanks to Usher. For the past two weeks, Kaep has teamed up with several celebrities to match his final 10 donations in the #10for10 campaign.

The R&B singer donated $10,000 to match Kaep’s $10,000 for $20,000. The monies were given to H.O.M.E. (Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure) in Lithonia, Ga. The organization provides assistance to single mothers who are going through economic hardship.

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I am happy to announce that I have completed my #MillionDollarPledge. For this final #10for10 joining me is, multiple Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter and hitmaker…My brother @usher! He is donating $10k to match my $10k for $20k going towards H.O.M.E from Lithonia, Georgia. H.O.M.E. stands for Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure and they provide furniture to single mothers and their mission is to extend love to the home; restore hope in the heart, and offer help through healing hands to single mothers facing hardship. It has been an honor for me to serve the people with my #MillionDollarPledge. The thanks and gratitude from each organization has been immense. Being able to learn and see how each organization used the donations was a key part of the Pledge. I wanted to make sure that every dollar was going towards making real change in our communities. Thank you to everyone who has supported me, matched me and my pledge and most importantly the people. I know that we still have a lot of work to do, however, by getting everyone involved, I truly believe that we can all achieve and move mountains towards our goals for Social Justice. Please head over to Kaepernick7.com for a complete list of my $1,000,000 if donations as well as others like my brother, @usher who have matched with their generous donations as well.

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On his Instagram page, Kaepernick thanked the celebrities who donated to his $1 million pledge challenge and saluted the charities who benefitted greatly through his altruistic endeavors.

“It has been an honor for me to serve the people with my #MillionDollarPledge,” wrote Kaep. “The thanks and gratitude from each organization has been immense. Being able to learn and see how each organization used the donations was a key part of the Pledge.”

“I wanted to make sure that every dollar was going towards making real change in our communities,” he continued. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me, matched me and my pledge and most importantly the people. I know that we still have a lot of work to do, however, by getting everyone involved, I truly believe that we can all achieve and move mountains towards our goals for Social Justice.”

Kaepernick enlisted Meek Mill, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Steph Curry, Jhene Aiko, Serena Williams and others for his $1 million pledge.

For a full list of donations, head over to kaepernick7.com.

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When I started the #10for10 for the last $100,000 of my Million Dollar Pledge, I planned on donating $100,000 and having friends of mine match my donations for another $100,000. Well I’ve completed 9 days of my #10for10 and so far I’ve donated $90,000 toward organizations fighting toward social justice. My friends Kevin Durant, Jesse Williams, Stephen Curry, Snoop Dogg, Serena Williams, TI, Jhene Aiko, Chris Brown, Nick Cannon, Joey Badass and Meek Mill have surpassed my expectation and donated a total of $135,000!!! Wow! I’m so humbled by the support of my friends to also recognize and help these organizations. $10k more to go until I finish up my #MillionDollarPledge and I will have donated $1 Million Dollars to organizations on the ground that need support. Check back for Day 10 to see who helps me fulfill my pledge and check http://kaepernick7.com for all the donations to the organizations doing great work so far!

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By Trent Fitzgerald

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