Jeremy Lin Adds $5,800 to One Day's Wages Campaign, Moves Closer to $200K Goal
Jeremy Lin formed a partnership with One Day's Wages this season to help educate and empower women around the world. They have a goal of $200,000 and they got even closer after Lin donated $5,800 as part of his pledge.
According to the official website of OneDay's Wages, Lin will donate $100 for every three-point shot he makes during the season. Now that the Nets' season is over, Lin made 58 threes so a total of $5,800 was donated along with his one day salary back on March 17 worth $30,000 against the Boston Celtics.
As of this writing, Lin has raised $154,000 and they move even closer to their $200,000 goal. He even encouraged everyone to join his effort with teammate Rondae Hollis-Jefferson participating and forming a partnership with One Day's Wages.
"I believe it's important to raise awareness about social justice issues that have been swept under the rug. This is why I'm coming alongside One Day's Wages, a movement to alleviate extreme global poverty, to do my part in raising awareness about the issues many girls face in pursuing their dreams," Lin said.
The 28-year-old point guard could have donated a lot more if he did not miss a lot of games this season. He missed 46 games this season due to several injuries to his hamstring and ankle. The Nets ended up with a record of 20-62, the worst in the league this season.
Despite the terrible record, Lin and the Nets were able to raise more than 8,000 pounds of food donations as part of their partnership with Charity Stripe Initiative and Key Food. The Nets pledged to donate food or household goods for every made free throw inside the Barclays Center, per Nets Daily.
The Nets made a total of 777 free throws at home this season and every shot equals to ten pounds of food or household goods. Nets forward Justin Hamilton will be present when the food and goods are served at St. John's Bread and Life in Brooklyn.
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