The Eagles’ latest social justice campaign backs gun violence prevention and financial education, and honors a community ‘changemaker’

By Nate File, The Philadelphia Inquirer | January 3, 2023

Stoneleigh Fellow Ruth Abaya was featured by The Philadelphia Inquirer for receiving the Philadelphia Eagles’ first ever Changemaker Award.

While the Eagles prepare for a deep playoff run, the team also has been focused on something more important than football.

Today, the Eagles will announce a new social justice campaign dedicated to reducing gun violence as part of the NFL’s “Inspire Change” initiative. Building off last year’s campaign, which also centered on gun violence, the team will donate more than $410,000 to nine local nonprofit organizations that target violence prevention and financial education. The money comes from the Eagles’ Social Justice Fund, which is built through matching donations from the players and the team.

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