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JuJu Smith-Schuster awards $75,000 in grants to 10 Pittsburgh charities

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Since he was drafted by the Steelers in the second round out of USC in 2017, JuJu Smith-Schuster has always been generous when it comes to giving back to the Pittsburgh community, and on the heels of signing a one-year, $8 million contract to stay with the Steelers for at least one more year, Smith-Schuster continues to give back to Pittsburgh.

The JuJu Foundation announced today that Smith-Schuster will give $75,000 in grants to 10 Pittsburgh charities. He chose the organizations based on the work they do to improve the lives of Pittsburgh residents and lifting the spirits of those in need.

“On behalf of the JuJu Foundation, we recognize these 10 great Pittsburgh area non-profit organizations for the important work that they do,” Smith-Schuster said, Chairman of the JuJu Foundation. “We hope that their work continues to make a positive impact in our community.”

The grant recipients include Animal Advocates, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Jeremiah’s Place, Holy Family Institute, Light of Life Rescue Mission, PA Women Work, Reading Is FUNdamentalPittsburgh, Unpack U, and UPMC Senior Services.

It's certainly a great gesture by Smith-Schuster to give $75,000 worth of grants to 10 Pittsburgh charities, especially during a time when so many people are struggling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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