Kawhi Leonard is an MVP in our eyes, and we're not talking about basketball.
The newest Los Angeles Clipper is making big strides in the city that's welcomed him back home to California after walking away from Toronto. Thanks to a partnership with the NBA team's non-profit, Baby2Baby, children in low-income families of Southern California will be ready for school with fresh, new backpacks. He shared according to NBA.com:
“My goal this year is to make a meaningful contribution both on and off the court. This felt like the right way to get started. It was important to me to make this announcement in my hometown…at my former elementary school, but the benefits this program will have across all of Los Angeles makes today even more special."
Kawhi's donation of one million bags is noted to be the largest in the history of the school area. Students in Moreno Valley Unified, Inglewood Unified and the Los Angeles Unified School Districts will all be well-equipped for their big day ahead!
Co-presidents of Baby2Baby, Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, were eager to share their excitement in the athlete's generosity.
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude to the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard for this record-breaking donation to every student...for many of these children who are homeless or in foster care, backpacks not only hold their school books and homework but also all of their personal belongings… the donation will make these children feel the pride they deserve and give them the confidence they need to start the school year off on the right foot.”
Learn how to donate to Baby2Baby along with other celebrities, like Kelly Rowland, Drew Barrymore, Kerry Washington and many more here.
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