Giants Michael Thomas: A Year full of Philanthrophy

Kind, caring, generous, selfless, genuine, giving, charitable, altruistic-these are just some of the words that describe New York Giants Michael Thomas.

Here is a look at all of the truly wonderful things Thomas did in 2019 for the community:

  • Deservedly made the Pro Bowl and participated in Pro Bowl Community Day, serving meals along fellow players and doing other great deeds
  • Was awarded the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award at the NFL Honors for his extensive and substantial work in the community.  Thomas’ work has helped countless individuals in so many areas.  Thomas is truly the classiest, kindest most incredibly giving and this is truly the perfect way to honor all of the absolutely wonderful work he does for all!
  • Visited the Warren Boys and Girls Club, spending time with the kids and teaching them valuable lessons
  • Spent the off-season with congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee (and will again this year), learning and engaging with others to create change and make a difference in the world, proving he is a total game-changer and leader in every sense of the word
  • Along with former New York Giants running back Paul Perkins, attended the Food Bank for New York City’s #CanDoNYC event to eradicate hunger and help those in need
  • Was honored as a Hometown Hero at this year’s Gridiron Gala.  Thomas’s philanthropy and kindness most certainly should not go unrecognized!  Thomas used this award to rally others to continue to make real change
  • Visited East Middle School in Binghamton with Antoine Bethea, having a day full of fun with the kids as part of the NFL’s Play60 Initiative
  • Hosted a FREE football camp,  teaching kids the game of football as well as leadership both on and off the field, equipping kids with the skills needed in education, financial literacy, and philanthropy
  • With long snapper, Zak DeOssie, attended the Newark Mentoring charity gala to help empower, teach, lead, enlighten and educate the youth
  • With Antoine Bethea, gave a $10,000 grant to Binghamton Youth Football program, so that they have the equipment they need to excel in the game of football
  • Taught kids in Staten Island, New York about how we can be more in tune with our emotions and properly handle them
  • Raised awareness about bail reform in New York State
  • Honored his absolutely beautiful sister and carried on her legacy.   On his Aldine Sports Association Youth Shop, people can purchase gear that honors his lovely sister and raises awareness for breast cancer, something she dealt with.  NnZinga wanted to provide housing for other women who were diagnosed with breast cancer traveling to Houston, Texas to receive treatment so she created Pink Hope Homes LLC. to do so.  Thomas created this wonderful apparel to keep her dreams alive and help achieve her goal of helping women stricken with breast cancer.  All of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.  Thomas also honored her on his cleats in the Monday Night Football game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Not to mention, posed for countless photographs, autographed gear, chatted with fans via social media and in-person and a slew of other kind things with a smile adorning his face the whole time!
  • Encouraged others to give back and help others

These are just some of the remarkably amazing things Thomas did in 2019.  Thomas is an absolute angel and truly the epitome of a hero!  Full of class, grace, and kindness and so modest, not to mention a great husband to his beautiful wife Gloria and a fantastic father to his adorable children!  Thomas is a great role model and an inspiration to all and 2020 will certainly see more change and brighter thanks to Thomas!