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Notes: Kelly, Matthew Stafford donate remote learning supplies to after-school program

The Staffords continue to try and make a big difference in 2020.

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It’s been a charitable year for the Staffords... well, even more charitable than usual, that is. They’ve donated $1.5 million to the University of Georgia for social justice initiatives, and Matthew Stafford has also lended his written word to speak out against racial injustices.

Now Matthew has teamed up with his wife Kelly to make a difference locally. According to Kelly’s Instagram, a few weeks ago, the two donated Microsoft Surface tablets, book bags and all sorts of other school supplies to the after-school facility Say Play Detroit.

“We wanted to try and make it more of a level playing field,” Kelly Stafford said. “We wanted them to have everything they needed so they could have the opportunity to succeed.”

Lions running backs coach Kyle Caskey and his wife Kayla held a similar charitable drive earlier in the year. Those two were able to raise enough money—via the Caskey Family Foundation—to supply the Detroit Lions Academy with 41 new Surface tablets for remote learning in the COVID-19 era.

The Staffords have worked closely with Say Play Detroit for years now. In 2015, the two helped raise money to provide the facility with a brand-new, state-of-the-art football field. Per Kelly, there will be more to come.

“This is ongoing. Matthew and I will continue to brainstorm to think of ways we can effect change in our community and hopefully effect change further than that.”

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