PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Two big names are teaming up to help children in Philadelphia.
Meek Mill says he will match Colin Kaepernick's donation of $10,000 to benefit Youth Service Inc. out of Philadelphia.
Kaepernick’s original donation is part of a pledge to donate $1 million to various non-profits throughout the country, donating $100,000 each month for 10 months.
All of the young people coming to Youth Service, Inc. for support thank you for your kindness and generosity. You have given us hope! https://t.co/sNq2gGlzkK— Youth Service, Inc. (@YSIPHILLY) January 29, 2018
Despite my brother @meekmill’s current circumstances, he continues to stay connected in the community of Philly. He pledged to go #10for10 on my #MillionDollarPledge. We’re both donating $10k for a combined $20k to Youth Service Inc. Keep staying strong Meek, we love you brother! pic.twitter.com/ZCbecqtPF6— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 29, 2018
Day 9 of my #10for10! Thank you @meekmill for choosing Youth Services Inc to be part of the #MillionDollarPledge! We’re donating $10k each to them for a total of $20k! See where the funds go on https://t.co/xr8M9w1cTQ! And stay strong brother! $990k donated, $10k to go!!!! pic.twitter.com/lMPRQa7UBL— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 29, 2018
Meek Mill is currently serving a two- to four-year sentence for violating probation.
For the final $100,000, Kaepernick has called upon his friends to match at least $10,000 over 10 days, announcing each one with the #10for10 hashtag.
Kaepernick’s $1 million pledge progress can be followed here.
The final $10,000 donation of Kaepernick's initial pledge is expected to be announced Tuesday.