CALIFORNIA — Through his organization, The Love Jones 4 Kids Foundation, Green Bay Packer’s James Jones provides support for children in his hometown of San Jose, California. The organization partners with other nonprofits to support education, housing and other programs for poor and homeless youth.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones recently opened up about growing up homeless and how his past informs his generous spirit today.
Jones told reporters Wednesday he was “homeless from coming out of the hospital until I was a freshman in high school.” Now, the NFL star is enjoying a successful career with the Super Bowl-bound Packers, but he hasn’t forgotten the struggles of his early life — and he’s doing what he can to help children in need.
Jones was eventually able to move in with his grandmother during high school. His athletic performance in basketball and football attracted a scholarship to San Jose University and he was later drafted by the NFL.