Serena Williams Donates Masks and Supplies to Children for the New School Year


The essence of going back-to-school has changed forever due to Covid-19. With the pandemic still in full effect, parents worry about what school life will be like for their children. As a mother herself, tennis star Serena Williams, is doing her part to try and make things a little easier.

According to BET, The 38-year-old mom and athlete announced on Instagram that she is teaming up with T-shirt manufacturer Bella+Canvas to bring much needed supplies to children. This collaboration also includes the National School Board Association and Scholastic, who donated over 4 million face masks and needed materials for over 100,000 schools for 54 million children across the county.

Williams wrote to her 12 million Instagram followers, “Through the #MasksForKids program, schools can access affordable masks and educational materials, quickly. In addition to donating 4.25 million masks, another mask will be donated for each one purchased by the schools. I’m grateful to be able to help educate our schools about this resource, and to be given the opportunity to serve so many students.”