We know you’re all back at your desks, trying to get over those vacation blues. If you need something to lift your spirits check out how 49ers stars Colin Kaepernick and Vernon Davis celebrated the holidays with kids in need.
December 20th Levi’s hosted 10 young people from the Bill Wilson Center Crisis Residential Center at Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers vs. Chargers game. The Crisis Residential Center is home for youth ages 11-17 who may be runaways, homeless or at risk. They got a tour of the 49ers museum before the game along with a 49ers hat and a $25 voucher for snacks at the stadium.
After the game, they all had the chance to meet Colin Kaepernick who stayed to take photos and sign autographs.
During that same weekend a group of kids got the thrill of a lifetime when 49ers tight end, Vernon Davis, dropped by handout toys and art supplies at Gallery 85 on Santana Row in San Jose.
The Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts was created by the football star to promote art education and art appreciation among youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. The organization is focused on providing scholarships to dedicated art students and grants to deserving nonprofit programs who share in our ideals.
On December 21 the organization held their annual Toy Giveaway with the goal of giving away hundreds of toys and art supplies to kids ages 5 – 17 from the Greater Bay Area. Levi Strauss & Co. partnered with the organization to provide 100 backpacks.