Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference, or rather a million little things.
Last week, Clippers star basketball player, Kawhi Leonard, donated one million new backpacks for every student in the Moreno Valley, Inglewood, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Leonard was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Moreno Valley. Leonard made the donation in conjunction with the L.A. Clippers Foundation and the nonprofit Baby2Baby. Baby2Baby is a Los Angeles Based organization that provides basic necessities to children living in poverty.
Approximately, 80% of the LAUSD students qualify for free or reduced price lunch, which means that many families struggle to buy school supplies like backpacks.
“My goal this year is to make a meaningful contribution both on and off the court,” Leonard said in a statement released by the Clippers. “This felt like the right way to get started. It was important to me to make this announcement in my hometown of Moreno Valley at my former elementary school, but the benefits this program will have across all of Los Angeles makes today even more special.”
At La Comadre, we’re happy that Leonard’s generosity will help children start the school year with valuable supplies.
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