Joel Embiid to donate $100K to combat homelessness in Philadelphia
Joel Embiid has pledged a huge donation to help combat homelessness in Philadelphia. Embiid announced today that he will be donating $100,000 that he earned for tomorrow’s NBA All-Star Game to Philadelphia homeless shelters. The money will be spread over three organizations. Project HOME, Sunday Breakfast Mission, and Youth Service INC will receive money.
The money will be used for the following:
- 15,000 meals for homeless and underserved individuals
- 4,000 essential clothing items donated to homeless teens and adults
- Care and treatment of 1,000 homeless individuals receiving COVID-19 vaccines
- Support for 30+ formerly homeless families – including education, health care, and employment services
- Funding for a six-week summer camp for 50+ homeless and at-risk youth
- Shelter and essential needs for over 300 teens facing homelessness or home insecurity
Embiid commented on his $100K commitment earlier today.
“So many have fallen on such hard times during the pandemic,” Embiid said. “I felt it was important to provide more support for individuals and families struggling with homelessness and food insecurity. I’m continually grateful for all of the support that Philadelphia and the fans have given me not just around All-Star but all my years in the league. I will continue to help in any way I can.”
Embiid will take the floor for Team Durant this Sunday at 8 p.m. in Atlanta for the 2021 All-Star game.