CJ McCollum
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Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum is donating $170,000 to the communities of Portland, Oregon and Canton, Ohio for COVID-19 relief.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Area will receive a $70,000 donation and the Akron-Canton Food Bank will receive a donation of $100,000.

Via Yahoo Sports, McCollum’s financial contribution to the club will help with staff retention, virtual counseling and other programs for children and families, as well as meal distribution. The funds donated to the Food Bank will also provide 400,000 meals to families in McCollum’s hometown of Canton and other towns in Stark and Tuscarawas counties.

This is just another act of philanthropy in McCollum’s career, as he is a few years into a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Portland Metropolitan Area.

There, he has opened several “Dream Centers” that are equipped with modern technological equipment, renovated reading spaces and culturally relevant literacy materials.