The Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster announced a $10,000 donations to the Mel Blount Youth Home on Monday.
The commitment is the organization’s latest installment of their Social Justice Fund, a program where the franchise matches donation made by players toward community support initiatives.
The Mel Blount Youth Home serves as an emergency service providing housing and support for youth in need.
“The Mel Blount Youth Home is honored that JuJu Smith-Schuster chose us to be the recipient of the Social Justice Funds this year,” Blount told Steelers.com. “During JuJu’s rookie year he and the other rookies in his class visited the youth home and spent a day working with our youth. He was great with them! I’m grateful JuJu remembered us and the experience he had with the kids. Thanks JuJu, for choosing the Mel Blount Youth Home as your choice to receive the social justice funds grant. We appreciate your partnership with us in investing in our youth.”
Since its inception in 2018, the Social Justice Fund has assisted more than 57 charitable organizations in the Pittsburgh region.