Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera and his wife, Rosangel, have personally partnered with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, to donate $250,000 to several distinguished organizations in Detroit that serve families and children.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District will receive $50,000 to aid in meal distribution to students and families. The Detroit Public Schools Foundation will also receive $50,000, which will go to the Connected Future initiative to help bridge the digital divide by providing tablets, six months of sponsored internet and IT support for all 51,000 DPSCD students.
“We partnered with the Detroit Tigers Foundation to make a donation that will assist with meals for children, technology for students, affordable childcare, and protective face masks for families,” noted Cabrera. “The people of Detroit have been so great to us over the years and we hope this brings some hope and positivity to this very strong city. We will get through this together.”
Their generosity will also extend to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) and Brilliant Detroit, receiving $140,000 to support their collaboration to provide affordable childcare for families.
The remaining $10,000 of the donation will support a philanthropic collaboration organized by G1 Impact to hire Detroiters to manufacture 100,000 reusable, hospital-grade masks for children and families in the community.
For more information on the Detroit Tigers Foundation, visit www.detroittigersfoundation.com.