Russell Wilson and Ciara are giving back... again.
After donating 1 million meals to Feeding America in Seattle and pledging to reach 10 million meals through the “Meals Up” Wheels Up initiative, the Wilsons have decided to take their charitable contributions one step further.
On "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback and pop star revealed they were able to donate more than millions of meals.
The cool part has been during this situation is we were just able to help facilitate 2 million masks with Good Man Brand, in trying to partner with helping give these masks away. That happened actually yesterday. -- Russell Wilson
Wilson says his fashion label, Good Man Brand, will also donate 3 percent of every purchase to the Why Not You Foundation, which directly supports inner city education programs like Friends of the Children.
“If we’re going to call it Good Man Brand, then we have got to instill good in the world,” Wilson said. “Every time someone buys a shirt, pair of pants, we donate 3 percent of those proceeds go to the Why Not You Foundation, where we donate all of those proceeds to the Friends to the Children, which is a mentorship program.”
The Wilsons said they felt compelled to give back to those most deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and their recent contributions will certainly benefit those in dire need.
“I think the best way to overcome this is by love, by serving,” Wilson said. “It’s not necessarily just resources. It’s time and relationships and energy and mindset, and just keeping everybody together as much as possible.”
Russell and Ciara also revealed that they have already surpassed their goal of reaching 10 million meals for nonprofit Feeding America. NFL players like Tom Brady and JJ Watt have also helped support COVID-19 relief efforts through this initiative.