A Word from Jeremy
Jeremy here from the Brooklyn Nets. I’m excited to share with you my second campaign with One Day’s Wages.
It’s been a challenging year to say the least. Last season I fought an injury that kept me on and off the court, and now I’m once again faced with an injury that has put me back in rehab. Despite these setbacks and obstacles, I’m learning to be grateful for everything, especially my amazing community who supports me every day. I truly believe that every peak and every valley has made me stronger, and shaped who I am today.
I’m taking my rehab one step at a time and working day by day so I can make a full recovery. While I focus on rehab, I’ve decided to also give this time a greater purpose.
Rehab with a Purpose
Last season I started a campaign to raise funds for ODW’s work empowering girls globally through education projects. Millions of girls across the world are unable to pursue their education because of poverty and gender-based barriers. My hope was to shed some light on this issue and do my part to make an impact. As part of my campaign, I donated one game’s wages to the cause and invited my fans to join me by making a donation. Together we were able to give a total of $157,870 to One Day’s Wages!
This season, I am again pledging to donate my “One Game’s Wages” while I’m in rehab. After traveling to Thailand with ODW this past summer and seeing first-hand the realities of human trafficking and the impact of education for girls, my commitment to philanthropy and partnership with ODW has only grown. I encourage you to learn more about the issues girls face world-wide, and join my new campaign by donating $7, starting your own fundraising campaign for ODW, or making a donation of any amount.
I hope you will join me in continuing to dream, set goals, and chase them no matter your circumstances. #NeverDone #RoadToRecovery #ODWandJLIN
Watch to learn about Jeremy's campaign with ODW last year
Join ODW and Jeremy Lin as we
empower girls to rise up
Educating girls is vital to human development and improving quality of life across the globe. It has been shown that every year of secondary school increases a girl’s future earning power by 20 percent.