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Michael Jordan makes $2 million donation to Feeding America originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
On Thanksgiving eve, Feeding America announced that Michael Jordan is making a $2 million donation to aid the hunger-relief organization’s efforts.
The donation, which Jordan said in a statement is derived from proceeds from “The Last Dance,” will benefit food banks in Chicago and North and South Carolina.
“In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to pause and give thanks,” Jordan said in a statement released by Feeding America on social media. “I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from ‘The Last Dance’ to Feeding America and its member food banks in the Carolinas and Chicago to help feed America’s hungry.”
An incredible gift to be thankful for – NBA legend Michael Jordan is donating $2 million to help our neighbors facing hunger! #TheLastDance
Every action makes a difference. Join Michael & visit https://t.co/ExF6iX3wr7 to learn how you can donate or volunteer this holiday season. pic.twitter.com/UVUFQlbe0p
— Feeding America (@FeedingAmerica) November 25, 2020
In April, Forbes reported that Jordan planned to donate the proceeds from the docuseries to charitable causes. This appears to be an extension of that plan.
In June, Jordan Brand announced a 10-year plan to donate $100 million to “organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education” -- $2.5 million of which has already flowed into the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. ($1 million), the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People and Families Movement ($1 million) and Black Voters Matter ($500,000) to combat voter suppression in Black communities in the United States.
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