People like Bill Gates have no problem sliding part of their paychecks into the hands of lucky staff members. The Microsoft CEO, among others, has made a generous difference in the lives of others. For rookie NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson, his first paycheck was a milestone. However, the selfless athlete decided to donate the $27,353 to three cafeteria ladies working at the NRG stadium.
“For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y’all to help y’all out in some type of way,”
The three lucky ladies were working to support family members who had been affected by Hurricane Harvey. The ribbon-wrapped envelopes were, undoubtedly, their very own glimmer of hope.
“Hopefully, that’s good and that can get you back on your feet. And anything else y’all need, I’m always here to help.”
The heartfelt video of the emotional moment has since gone viral, and I can tell you now that tissues are essential!
It’s the 21st century and women’s rights are finally becoming a thing of the present. With startups like Xinca employing single mothers and Saudi Arabia getting with the times, things are looking up. Kicking the new year off with an even greater win for the female workforce is Iceland. The Nordic country is deeming it illegal to pay women less than men.
“Holding women back holds our economy back. Tackling gender inequality and discrimination is good for business and for all of us,” … said [Sam Smethers, who campaigns for women’s rights as CEO of the Fawcett Society.]
The law will apply to companies employing more than 25 staffers at a time. Of course, bonuses aren’t out of the question — but they are rewarded only to top performers. Women’s rights campaigners have naturally taken their approval to social media.
Tennis player Billie Jean King added: “Iceland again leading in the equality movement. A new female Prime Minister, and a Parliament where nearly half of its members are women. Equal representation benefits everyone!”
Currently on top of closing gender gaps, it’s no surprise that Iceland is pushing the limits for women. After all, they do run the world (at least according to Beyonce).
The holidays are nearing, and the charitable cheer is just about to pick up speed. Celebrity chef José Andrés is Puerto Rico’s very own Santa Claus, whipping up meals for thousands of flood victims. For shelter animals across the U.S., Christmas is coming early, thanks to Petsmart’s donation of 30 million meals. Also sharing the love is NFL player Chris Long, who pledged all his season checks to education groups.
“In my 10th year, I want to celebrate the awesome opportunity I’ve had to play football by giving back to the communities that have given me that gift,” Long said in a statement.
His $1 million salary will go to groups and scholarship funds in various states. In a society influenced by hate culture, proper education is vital for change.
“Educational opportunity and equity are the best gateway to a better tomorrow for everyone in America.”
Long has stood alongside teammates to protest racial inequality and police brutality. He has since launched the “Pledge 10 For Tomorrow” campaign to aid underprivileged children.