Platinum Charities

Platinum Charities Platinum Charities envisions a society in which our youth and families have the resources and opportunities to realize their full potential through education and healthy living initiatives.
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Join us today and help us achieve this vision. Platinum Charities (PC) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to empowering families and motivating at-risk youth from underserved communities. Throughout his NFL career, Platinum Charities founder, Mike “Scooter” McGruder, has championed programs committed to initiating life-changing opportunities that lift many youth and families out of poverty. Platinum Charities strives to: • Raise money to fund scholarships for “need-based” students that have a desire to further their education; • Provide free football camps that motivate and empower our youth on and off the field; • Provide a positive impact on elementary schools through various literacy initiatives; • Aid domestically abused women with children who are coming out of shelters with down payment assistance or low-to-free lease option in each of the 32 NFL cities. Inspired by his personal understanding of the inner city challenges facing today’s youth, Platinum Charities provides positive change to well-deserving individuals and families throughout the country. Platinum Charities understands that our youth are the world’s most valuable resource and they are undeniably the best hope for our future.

Mission: Platinum Charities is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to empowering families, creating solutions, and motivating at-risk youth.

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How are you giving back to your community this year?
11/20/2020

How are you giving back to your community this year?

There is always a way to give back to your community. Get involved with the Platinum Charities All-Star program!
11/18/2020

There is always a way to give back to your community. Get involved with the Platinum Charities All-Star program!

Every day is a stepping stone. Take the steps to move forward and not backward#platinumcharities #charities #november #d...
11/15/2020

Every day is a stepping stone. Take the steps to move forward and not backward

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Platinum Charities’ All-Star Readers initiative encourages and inspires grades 1st through 5th to achieve reading growth...
11/14/2020

Platinum Charities’ All-Star Readers initiative encourages and inspires grades 1st through 5th to achieve reading growth by hosting various events such as; literacy drives, book distribution for summer reading, and organizing special guests to read to classrooms.
www.platinumcharities.org

Success comes in many forms. What recent obstacles have you had to overcome lately. How have you found strength in yours...
11/06/2020

Success comes in many forms. What recent obstacles have you had to overcome lately. How have you found strength in yourself?

Through the All-Star Reader initiative, classrooms are visited by All-Star Readers compromised of former and present ath...
11/04/2020

Through the All-Star Reader initiative, classrooms are visited by All-Star Readers compromised of former and present athletes, entertainers, authors, coaches, community leaders, and our founder, Mike McGruder who share their passion for reading and encourage students to read more books daily.
You can learn more at https://www.platinumcharities.org/all-star-readers/

Let Your Voice Be HeardTake a Stand Against Domestic ViolenceYou can learn more about how your contribution to Platinum ...
11/02/2020

Let Your Voice Be Heard
Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence
You can learn more about how your contribution to Platinum Charities can make a difference at https://www.platinumcharities.org/pyihs

It is always about perspective. Staying positive brings positive vibes.
10/30/2020

It is always about perspective. Staying positive brings positive vibes.

You are the narrator of your story.You are a survivor.Break the Silence; Stop the Violence. #domesticviolenceawareness #...
10/26/2020

You are the narrator of your story.
You are a survivor.
Break the Silence; Stop the Violence.

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It’s National Mentor Day!
10/26/2020

It’s National Mentor Day!

Self Care is the Best CareWhat self-care strategies do you practice??Share your self care strategies here to help someon...
10/23/2020

Self Care is the Best Care
What self-care strategies do you practice??
Share your self care strategies here to help someone who may need it 🤗

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10/21/2020
Deciding to leave or end a relationship that is abusive can be difficult; there are major life and emotional challenges ...
10/21/2020

Deciding to leave or end a relationship that is abusive can be difficult; there are major life and emotional challenges that can come with such a major transition.
Platinum Charities strives to aid in this transition through the Put Yourself In Her Shoes: bring an end to abuse initiative.

You are not alone, and your feelings are completely normal. Find someone that you feel safe talking to and never be afraid to express your emotions in a healthy manner.

Platinum Charities truly appreciate all who help us to give back to our domestic violence initiative.Our partners for th...
10/20/2020

Platinum Charities truly appreciate all who help us to give back to our domestic violence initiative.

Our partners for this program consist of corporate sponsors, individual donors, and organizations that offer the following services or aide: financial counseling, job placement, educational opportunities such as scholarships and job training, home renovations, home furnishing donations, etc.

Head to our website to learn more about each of our initiatives and learn what you can do to help.

It’s hard to believe some people aren’t going to be for you, but it’s a reality you must come to grips with and don’t le...
10/17/2020

It’s hard to believe some people aren’t going to be for you, but it’s a reality you must come to grips with and don’t let it stop you. 👊🏽

Financial abuse is one of the many forms of domestic abuse that impacts women and children nationwide.Platinum Charities...
10/16/2020

Financial abuse is one of the many forms of domestic abuse that impacts women and children nationwide.
Platinum Charities initiative Put Yourself In Her Shoes: bring an end to abuse is a housing program that aids domestically abused women with children who are coming out of shelters with down payment assistance or low-to-free lease options in each of the 32 NFL cities.

An article from Very Well Mind stated that almost all domestic violence cases also involved financial abuse, and financial abuse is usually one of the first red flags in an abusive relationship.

Check out this article on how to identify financial abuse: https://www.verywellmind.com/financial-abuse-4155224

SMILE 😁 You still have time to shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0618733 or with AmazonSmile on the app for Prime Day!When ...
10/14/2020

SMILE 😁
You still have time to shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0618733 or with AmazonSmile on the app for Prime Day!
When you shop, AmazonSmile donates to Platinum Charities 🙏🙌
Thank you for all of your support and happy shopping!

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Spread Domestic Violence Awareness with Platinum CharitiesOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we want you ...
10/14/2020

Spread Domestic Violence Awareness with Platinum Charities

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we want you to join us as we show our support for the women and families impacted domestic abuse. Break the Silence, Stop the Violence!
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SMILE 😁 It's PRIME DAY!Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0618733 or with AmazonSmile on your Amazon app and AmazonSmile don...
10/13/2020
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You can shop today and tomorrow to help Platinum Charities to envision a society in which our youth and families have the resources and opportunities to realize their full potential through education and healthy living initiatives.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Platinum Charities Inc. Support us every time you shop.

I think this post says it ALL... #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth #pyihs #nfl #help #domesticabuse #charitiesfightingabus...
10/13/2020

I think this post says it ALL... #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth #pyihs #nfl #help #domesticabuse #charitiesfightingabuse #helpingothers #platinumcharities

SHARE SHARE SHARE 😊Platinum Charities aims to aid domestically abused women with children who are coming out of shelters...
10/12/2020

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Platinum Charities aims to aid domestically abused women with children who are coming out of shelters with down-payment assistance or low-to-free lease options in each of the 32 NFL cities.

Starting over is an intimidating process, and Platinum Charities strives to give women and at-risk youth the opportunity and motivation to take those necessary steps to an enriched life.

Share this post to spread the word and go to https://platinumcharities.org/pyihs/ to learn more about the organization and what you can do to help us with our mission.

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Today is Mental Health Awareness Day 😊With this also being Domestic Violence Awareness month, it is important to acknowl...
10/10/2020
Loss of Agency: How Domestic Violence Impacts Mental Health - Women's Advocates

Today is Mental Health Awareness Day 😊
With this also being Domestic Violence Awareness month, it is important to acknowledge that the journey to recovery continues well after leaving/surviving your abuser.
Thank you Women's Advocates for this much needed blog post
https://www.wadvocates.org/2020/05/26/loss-of-agency-how-domestic-violence-impacts-mental-health/

Different members from Women’s Advocates’ Staff periodically write posts on topics that are relevant to the work we do as an organization. While Women’s Advocates is supported by Grant No. A-CVS-2018-WOMADV-00013, awarded by the Office on Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs – the op...

October is Domestic Violence Month! Here are some ways you can help bring awareness and support those who need help! Go ...
10/06/2020

October is Domestic Violence Month! Here are some ways you can help bring awareness and support those who need help! Go to platinumcharities.org to donate and/or volunteer. #stopdomesticviolence #stopabuse #familiesmatter #endabuse #platinumcharities #wearpurple #pyihs #putyourselfinhershoes #bringanendtoabuse

10/06/2020
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09/17/2020

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We extend our hearts and prayers to those who lost loved ones 19 years ago today. The lives that were lost will always b...
09/11/2020

We extend our hearts and prayers to those who lost loved ones 19 years ago today. The lives that were lost will always be remembered and never forgotten. ❤️🙏🏽 #september112001 #september11memorial #sacraficesweremade #newyorkcity #911 #alwaysremembered #neverforgotten

Platinum Charities’ All-Star Reading program encourages & inspires grades 1st - 5th to achieve reading growth through li...
09/08/2020

Platinum Charities’ All-Star Reading program encourages & inspires grades 1st - 5th to achieve reading growth through literacy drives, book distribution for summer reading, & organizing special guests to read to classrooms. Help us, help others by donating today! https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/platinumcharities #literacymatters #earlyliteracy #ntxgivingday #platinumcharities #allstarreaders #bookdrive #collincounty #readingisfundamental #reading

Have a safe and happy Labor Day! Especially #thankful to all the #charities #volunteers #workers who give their time & r...
09/07/2020

Have a safe and happy Labor Day! Especially #thankful to all the #charities #volunteers #workers who give their time & resources in #helpingothers #blessings #platinumcharities #ntxgivingday #community #cantdoitwithoutyou #laborday #happylaborday

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09/04/2020

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Arlington, TX
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Platinum Charities is a 501c3 that was founded in 2010. Since the beginning, PC host free All-Pro Skills Football Camps each year with an average of 300 adolescents per camp in attendance. Some of the young men who have gone through PC’s All-Pro Football Skills Camp; Shelton Gibson of West Virginia, Jamal Adams of LSU, Tony Brown of Univ. of Alabama, De’Niro Laster of Univ. of Kentucky, and many others, have gone on to have successful collegiate football careers, incredible opportunities to gain an education., and some have gone on to the NFL. With the continued support of USA Football, NFL PLAY 60, NFLPA, NFL Alumni, and individual and corporate sponsors, PC looks forward to continuing hosting free camps and empowering these young men to be the best they can be on and off the field.

In 2012 Platinum Charities created a scholarship program for high school seniors and college students who are in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year. Since its creation, PC has distributed over $25,000.00 in scholarships to students in underserved communities.

For the past two years, PC has completed home renovations in the Cleveland area for its domestic violence initiative: Put Yourself In Her Shoes, bring an end to abuse (PYIHS). This year PC is hoping to expand in the Dallas/Fort Worth and New England areas with an end goal to have homes in all 32 NFL cities.

Always progressing, in 2020, PC started a literacy initiative called All-Star Readers. The program encourages and inspires grades 1st through 5th to achieve reading growth.

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