NY Giants Michael Thomas kicks off school year with free backpacks and supplies in the Bronx

Cyril Josh Barker | 9/19/2019, 4:17 p.m.
Earlier this week, Giants safety Michael Thomas, UnitedHealthcare, United Way of NYC and Dreambuilders donated nearly 500 backpacks full of ...
Micheal Thomas of the New York Giants and student at PS 49, The Willis Avenue School UnitedHealthcare

Earlier this week, Giants safety Michael Thomas, UnitedHealthcare, United Way of NYC and Dreambuilders donated nearly 500 backpacks full of classroom essentials to students at PS 49, The Willis Avenue School in the Bronx.

The giveaway was sponsored by UnitedHealthcare and coordinated by the Dreambuilders Foundation. The donation is part of United Way of New York City’s ReadNYC initiative to help children in-need be ready for the new school year.

A defense back for the Giants, Thomas hosts his annual Camp Mike T for youth in his hometown of Houston where he recently gave away a $10,000 scholarship. He also traveled to Puerto Rico to assist in recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria and raises funds for victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking.