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Yara Shahidi Contributes to Colin Kaepernick's Million Dollar Pledge

February 4, 2018

Along with Zendaya, Alicia Keys, and DJ Khaled.

Colin Kaepernick officially completed his Million Dollar Pledge on January 31 — but several celebrities, like Yara Shahidi, are helping to keep the campaign going.


The pledge, which began in September 2016, vowed to donate $1 million to charities in need. The idea was originally designed to take his kneeling protest one step further, as the former quarterback explained at a post-game press conference. "It was something I was thinking about to try to make sure I am not just talking about something, but I am actively being involved and actively trying to make a change in these communities," he said at the time.


As noted by Sports Illustrated, during the last $100,000 of the pledge, Kaepernick created the #10for10 campaign, where he made $10,000 donations to 10 different charities, all of which were matched by various stars. But after he met his goal, even more celebrities got involved — the youngest of whom, to date, is Yara.

 

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