Former LSU WR Jarvis Landry donates $15,000 worth of hygiene products to East Cleveland school district
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry is helping local families during the coronavirus pandemic. The Browns recently announced that Landry personally donated $15,000 to provide hygiene products to East Cleveland City School District students and families. According to the club, Landry partnered with Meijer to secure the supply for East Cleveland Schools, which was selected as the recipient through the Cleveland Browns Foundation’s “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!” Network.
The former LSU standout’s contribution means that East Cleveland families can pick up soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and other personal care products this coming Monday, April 6. A press release states that the donation will help more than 1,300 families will receive the much-needed personal hygiene products to support their overall health and wellness, as well as their at-home learning while schools remain closed.
“Although we are facing unprecedented challenges right now, it is important to remember that we are all in this together,” Landry said in the release. “I love the City of Cleveland, and I want to make sure our communities have the support that they need to stay safe and healthy. We hope these items will help ease burdens and protect the well-being of the families and students of East Cleveland.”
Various officials also recognized Landry’s contribution:
“Now more than ever, every member of our community should have what they need to stay healthy,” said Cathy Cooper, Senior Director of Community Partnerships and Giving for Meijer. “We were glad to help Jarvis make his idea for supporting the health of East Cleveland families a reality.”
“The East Cleveland City School District is thankful for the generous donations from Jarvis Landry and Meijer Grocery Stores,” said East Cleveland City Schools Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent Dr. Henry Pettiegrew II. “The personal and dental hygiene items are needed by our families as we shelter in place and stop the spread of COVID-19. One of our five commitments of our Road to Academic Recovery and Revitalization Plan is ‘Together We are East Cleveland,’ and we truly appreciate the support to help members of our community during an unprecedented pandemic.”
“We are incredibly proud of Jarvis’ and Meijer’s generosity to assist East Cleveland families by supplying personal hygiene products while they continue to advance their education at home during these unprecedented times,” said Vice President of the Cleveland Browns Foundation Renee Harvey. “One of the ‘Get 2 School’ Network’s key pillars is identifying and eliminating barriers that may impact a student’s ability to be fully prepared to learn every day, including factors in and outside the classroom. By providing these items, we can address a critical need within their homes that also promotes positive self-esteem, which can significantly impact a student’s engagement with school assignments.”
Landry was traded to Cleveland by the Miami Dolphins ahead of the 2018 season. The ex-Tiger is entering his seventh season in the NFL.