As the coronavirus continues to affect us, plenty of people are coming forward to help. Last week, there were some great examples of generosity by a few of Philly’s beloved celebrities like Zach and Julie Ertz, and Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson. This week, local athlete and Sixers player Ben Simmons recently launched “The Philly Pledge” to help raise money for coronavirus relief.
The Philly Pledge is a website that provides people with information on local nonprofit organizations who need help during this time of crisis. The site directs people to different important organizations like the PHL COV-19 Fund, as well as Philabundance, who are helping to lead the fight against the Coronavirus.
Mayor Kenney recognized and applauded Simmons’ efforts as well as his dedication to this worthy cause.
In addition to the great work that Simmons has done, the Sixers organization has also stepped up to help in this time of need. The organization, along with Sixers Strong, Josh Harris and David Blizter, donated money to Philabundance and The School District of Philadelphia. With this generous donation, Philabundance will be able to provide 20,000 boxes of food (feeding 160,000 families) and the School District of Philadelphia will have the funds to purchase 10,00 Chromebooks for students.
Just more reasons to be #PhillyProud!