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Michael Jordan makes an ‘incredible gift’ and donates $2M from The Last Dance proceeds to Feeding America

By Tracy Wright For Dailymail.com

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He’s arguably the greatest basketball player of all time.

And Michael Jordan revealed his heart of gold with an impressive $2million donation to the nonprofit Feeding America ahead of the holiday season.

The organization tweeted praise to the athletic legend for his generous contribution as he insisted it’s ‘more important than ever to pause and give thanks’ amid a challenging COVID-19 era. 

Amazing: Michael Jordan revealed his heart of gold with an impressive $2million donation to the nonprofit Feeding America ahead of the holiday season

Feeding America is a hunger relief organization that supplies ‘more than 200 food banks with goods to feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other community-based agencies.’

‘In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to pause and give thanks,’ he said in a statement shared by the nonprofit.

‘I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from The Last Dance to Feeding America and its food banks in the Carolinas and Chicago to help feed America’s hungry.’

Feeding America shared the news on Twitter: ‘An incredible gift to be thankful for – NBA legend Michael Jordan is donating $2 million to help our neighbors facing hunger!’

Blessings: The organization tweeted praise to the athletic legend for his generous contribution as he insisted it’s ‘more important than ever to pause and give thanks’ amid a challenging COVID-19 era

Good guy: Michael revealed earlier this year that he would be donating his entire $4million profit from The Last Dance to charity

Michael revealed earlier this year that he would be donating his entire $4million profit from The Last Dance to charity.

The 10-episode ESPN docuseries chronicled his rise to fame with the championship winning Chicago Bulls, and focused on the 1997-98 season with the team’s quest to win another Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. 

A representative told People in May: ‘Michael has already committed to donating to Friends of the Children, a national non-profit that provides vulnerable children, ages 4-6, with professional mentors who stay with them from kindergarten through graduation, and we are vetting additional Coronavirus-related causes.’

The Hall of Famer and his Jordan Brand announced in June that they will donate $100 million to social organizations ‘dedicated to ensuring racial equality’ amid the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The 10-episode ESPN docuseries chronicled his rise to fame with the championship winning Chicago Bulls, and focused on the 1997-98 season with the team’s quest to win another Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy

Baller: Jordan won six championship rings with the Bulls and is the current principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets

‘The Jordan Brand is us, the Black Community,’ the statement said. ‘Until the ingrained racism that allows our country’s institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people.’

During an interview with Craig Melvin in 2019, it was revealed that Jordan had donated more than $30million to activist projects, including ‘$5 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, at least $3 million to hurricane relief, millions to Make-A-Wish and millions to Chicago-area-charities.’

‘My purpose for doing it is because I see a certain need,’ he told Melvin. ‘I feel a certain warmth about it. If I feel like I’m making a difference, that’s all that matters to me.’

Not bad: During an interview with Craig Melvin in 2019, it was revealed that Jordan had donated more than $30million to activist projects, including ‘$5 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, at least $3 million to hurricane relief, millions to Make-A-Wish and millions to Chicago-area-charities’

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