‘Tis the season of giving and Kyle Kuzma is off to an amazing start … the NBA star donated $60k worth of clothes to female inmates preparing for release from county jail in his hometown of Flint, Michigan!
The Washington Wizards forward also launched an initiative to refurbish housing conditions for the women who are locked up.
The Kyle Kuzma Family Foundation partnered with I.G.N.I.T.E. and R.I.S.E., two jail reform organizations that support incarcerated women as they prepare to re-enter society.
Kuzma revealed the collaboration at the 23rd I.G.N.I.T.E. graduation ceremony at the county jail on Sunday … by surprising the female inmates, and announcing the big $60k donation.
The 6’9″ baller also handed out presents to kids who were there to visit their moms.
That’s not all Kyle’s doing … the 28-year-old also launched “Kuz’s Corner,” which will help refurbish living conditions at the Genesee County Jail.
“Kuz’s Corner provides incarcerated female inmates something to reach towards, and prove to themselves, and others of their worth and value,” the foundation said in a press release.
“The females chosen to reside in Kuz’s Corner have set themselves apart as role models in their behavior, mentorship, and strive to return to the community as a better neighbor.”
Kuzma — who’s averaging nearly 23 points a game this season — cares deeply about his foundation which helps single mothers and children in Michigan, the DMV (D.C. Metro area), and Los Angeles … a cause that hits close to home.
“When I was growing up, she worked two jobs and that hard work and dedication, just to make ends meet, put food on the table,” Kuzma said about his mom Karri on GMA.
“That’s been my inspiration my entire life.”
Kuzma — who launched his foundation in 2019 — is the first NBA player to lock in a jail reform program.