The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) kicked off the week celebration of Super Bowl XLIX by joining hundreds of community volunteers to assemble over 4,000 gift baskets for seriously ill youth at hospitals in NFL team cities around the country, as part of the Super Baskets of Hope packing day in Glendale, Arizona.
For the second year, the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation is a participating sponsor of the Super Baskets of Hope program, joining many NFL players, coaches, alumni and teams across the country. “We are proud to be among those making a difference for youth by helping to brighten their day,” said Malcolm Jenkins, founder and chairman of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation has programs in locations that have impacted his life — New Jersey, where he was raised and starred at Piscataway High School; Columbus, Ohio, where he went to college and played football; New Orleans, where he played five years with the Saints; and Philadelphia, where he plays with the Eagles.
Basket of Hope each year delivers thousands of gift baskets to hospitalized children and their families. The baskets are filled with games, crafts, toys, and books. Parents receive Hope Totes filled with inspirational materials and books. The gifts are made possible by the generosity of sponsors and donors. Over $1,000,000 worth of gifts will be shipped compliments of FedEx to more than 20 participating hospitals across the nation where they will be personally delivered by NFL players and other volunteers. Jenkins, TMJF Board Members and volunteers, will personally assist in the local deliveries.
For more information about Super Baskets of Hope please visit superbasketsofhope.org.
Founded in 2010, the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to achieve positive change in the lives of youth, particularly those in under-served communities; by providing resources, innovative opportunities and experiences that will help them succeed in life and become contributing members of the community. The Foundation is committed to youth development initiatives and programs, which emphasize character development, mentorship, leadership, education, life skills health and recreation.
For more information visit themalcolmjenkinsfoundation.org.