The Philadelphia Eagles are well-known for their philanthropic efforts, and that includes players as well as the franchise.

 

Malcolm Jenkins

“I think people develop hope when they see that other people care… People who are looking for opportunities to give back shouldn’t forget about Camden.”

Jenkins focuses his activism on creating opportunity for children in underserved communities. Through the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, Jenkins has donated food and supplies to Camden residents, given more than $100,000 in college scholarships and offered assistance to more than 4,400 families.

The stand-out safety was recognized in 2017 for his work, winning the Byron “Whizzer” White Award. Learn more about Jenkins in SJ Magazine’s 2018 cover story here.

 

 

Carson Wentz

In 2017, Wentz established the Audience of One Foundation, a faith-based charity offering free meals in the Greater Philadelphia Area, an outdoor ministry for individuals suffering from long-term illnesses and physical limitations, and programs for children in Haiti – including construction of  a sports complex for 15,000 children to participate in team sports. In 2018, Wentz was honored with a Humanitarian Award from The Give Back Fund.

 

Chris Long

Long made headlines in 2017 after donating his entire salary to charity, but he’s been making a positive impact for years. The Chris Long Foundation, launched in 2015, promotes initiatives supporting the homeless, combat veterans and educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged children. He’s also raised $1.3 million to build 24 wells and provide clean drinking water to communities in East Africa.

In 2018, Long was awarded the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his philanthropy. Aside from his foundation, Long continues to invest in primarily education-related causes. He launched the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign, which prompted fans to collectively raise more than $1.3 million for education during the 2017 season.

 

Fletcher Cox

In 2017, Cox made a $100,000 contribution to the Philadelphia Police Foundation. Fletcher has also partnered with Chris Long on education initiatives, providing more than $10,000 worth of books to his home state of Mississippi.

Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro defensive lineman Fletcher Cox (third from left) presents a personal $100,000 contribution…

Posted by Philadelphia Police Foundation on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

 

Zach Ertz

Aside from donating thousands of dollars worth of football equipment to Whitman Park, a youth football program in Camden, Ertz also donates $250 for each touchdown he scores to  Touchdown for Kids.

Ertz and his wife Julie, a member of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, have also created the Ertz Family Foundation– which offers sports, education and general aid to youth and families in need.

This year, Ertz received the Maxwell Football Club Humanitarian Award for his charitable efforts.

 

 

Wendell Smallwood

Smallwood’s experience of being raised by a single mother led him to help other single moms during the 2017 holiday season – paying bills and expenses to alleviate holiday stress. This gratitude he received inspired him to begin “Smallwood’s Christmas Give-A-Way,” an annual program which selects families in need and provides them with essentials unique to their living circumstances.

 

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