Ex-NFL Player Warrick Dunn Gives Gift of Homeownership
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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Warrick Dunn has decided to expand his NFL legacy with philanthropy, and he’s giving the gift of homeownership to single parents across the nation.

The former Tampa Bay Bucaneers running back has been able to do this via his nonprofit, Warrick Dunn Charities, which successfully provided at least 144 homes to single parents.

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Recipient families are chosen through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates, with complete home furnishings and down-payment assistance.

One single mother, according to reports, not only received a new home, but it was fully equipped with furniture and a gift of $5,000.

Dunn, a minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons, finds joy in giving back to the community, and has sparked his philanthropy after losing his own mother; a police officer who was killed while working security at a second job to support he and his siblings.

Check out footage of Warren giving a home to the very first single parent below:

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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