The world may be pretty crazy these days, but it's great to know there are people out there like Danny Amendola doing their part to spread the love and make the world a better place.
The New England Patriots take their community service seriously, so it's only fitting that wide receiver Danny Amendola got a shout-out from the NFLPA this week for all the good work he's doing around New England.
The NFLPA recognized Amendola and his Catches For Kids Foundation this week as the "Week 11 Community MVP". Catches for Kids is an organization that Danny founded in 2010 with the mission of "...improving the lives of low-income children and families in need by providing daily support, opportunities, resources, and life-changing experiences."
On November 16th, Danny and the foundation unveiled the "Catch a Book Room" at Edgar B. Davis Elementary School in Boston on November 16th. The NFLPA's press release describes it like this:
"The reading room provides access to 600 age-appropriate books and features colorful bean bags and chairs, a mural on the wall and resources to allow students and their families to read, learn and explore together."
And to help break out the room in style, Danny himself was in the house and took the time to read a Curious George book to a second-grade class - because who doesn't love Curious George, really?
Of course, Amendola acted like this was just all in a day's work:
"It is honestly just so humbling to be name Week 11 NFLPA Community MVP," said Amendola, who also received a citation from the mayor for his community work. "I didn’t think it could get any better after running through the halls of Edgar B. Davis and high fiving over a thousand kids, so this is definitely a cherry on top and further sparks our mission to provide colorful and fun environments for kids to come and grow themselves through reading."
Props to Danny A for being a positive influence, and keep it up!