By: Kyle Daniels
Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward announced his donation of $200,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts in Chicago.
Heyward will donate $100,000 each to two Chicago organizations: MASK (Mothers Against Senseless Killings) and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
MASK, founded in 2015 serves a mission to focus on violence prevention, food insecurity and housing. The nonprofit is currently collecting supplies and meals for families impacted by the Coronavirus.
The Chicago Food Depository provides food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in Cook County. The non-profit acts as a hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. The organization has also been very active in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heyward also announced his nonprofit partnerships on Instagram. He ended the heartfelt post by expressing, “I hope this donation can help inspire others to support local organizations providing food and much needed assistance; especially the city’s youth. Social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t be good social citizens.”