San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman is known for lending a helping hand to those in need.

He has done it again.  Sherman gave $7,491.27 to Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, CA, and $20,000 to the Tacoma Public Schools in Tacoma, WA, to pay off school lunch debts. He also used to play for the Seattle Seahawks.

Thing is, no one would know about Sherman’s donations if the schools did not say anything.

Sherman handed Cabrillo principal Stan Garber a personal check:

On Saturday, November 23rd, 49ers Cornerback Richard Sherman pulled me from my shift as a docent in the 49ers Museum to give me a personal check for $7,491.27 to cover Cabrillo Middle School’s cafeteria debt.

Richard’s gesture created such good will for the 49ers that they went on to sack Aaron Roger’s and the Green Bay Packers the next day on national tv by a score of 37-8.

The Santa Clara Unified School District thanked Sherman:

Officials with school district posted on Facebook, thanking Sherman and his foundation for the donation and “clearing all students’ lunch debt so that they have one less worry in their lives.”

“The district is thankful to the Richard Sherman Family Foundation for this kind donation,” district officials said in a statement. “It means that many Cabrillo families will have less debt over the holiday season.”

Sherman has helped people with his Blanket Coverage, the Richard Sherman Family Foundation. It has given clothes, school supplies, and other necessities to low-income families.

The foundation told the school district that helping schools to eliminate student lunch debt is one of the best ways to help students succeed. It means the students can scratch off the worry about paying for breakfast and lunch at school.

Last month Sherman donated $5,000 to one youth football team in California when he found out the families did not “have enough money to cover the cost to travel” to nationals.

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