Colin Kaepernick donated his massive shoe collection to Bay Area homeless shelters

Colin Kaepernick donated his massive shoe collection to Bay Area homeless shelters
Source: AP
Source: AP

Long before he was known as a world famous activist-athlete, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was known for something else: his massive shoe collection. Now, fresh off his latest football season, Kaepernick's taken a huge step by donating tons of shoes to Bay Area homeless shelters.


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Kaepernick had hundreds of pairs of shoes. 


His collection was so big at one point that he converted his garage into a shoe closet.


Kaepernick's shoe collection.
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Kaepernick donated the shoes, along with clothes and books, to Bay Area homeless shelters and orphanages shortly after his season ended with the San Francisco 49ers.


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Here he is at Berkeley's Men's Shelter:


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The holiday season may be over, but Kaepernick is still in a mood of giving.

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Jamilah King

Jamilah King is a senior staff writer at Mic. She was previously an editor at Colorlines.

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