|By Marketwired .||
|November 14, 2012 01:24 PM EST||
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- All-Star Safety for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, Kerry Rhodes (www.kerryrhodes.com) and his charity, The RHODES Foundation, is going beyond their normal charitable parameters of education by extending their delivery zone this 2012 holiday season. In an effort to assist the less fortunate of Mesa, AZ, The RHODES Foundation will be delivering lightly worn garments from Kerry's personal wardrobe, as well as new clothes and food to the men's homeless shelter, A New Leaf, as well as the shelter's La Mesita Family division. As a staunch believer in giving back to his community, Kerry Rhodes is graciously giving the New Leaf Shelter a catering company to host Thanksgiving, and will be making an appearance at the event.
The RHODES Foundation, which was created by Kerry in 2006, was developed with the goal of encouraging adolescents to reach for their dreams by providing the essential tools to overcome socio-economic roadblocks placed in their way. With a focal point on education, the foundation has acted as a financial source for decaying high schools throughout the nation, allocating resources, supplies and equipment, as well as being a college scholarship provider for deserving students. Rhodes' belief is that it is not enough to just have functioning educational facilities, but that those sources of learning should all be well equipped.
In his upcoming 2013 philanthropic campaign, Kerry has set Africa on his radar, as he would be extremely honored to assist in the relief for many of the deprived schooling districts there. The talented football player is currently collaborating with a non-profit organization to ensure the project in Africa meets with the most successful results.
When he is not hard-hitting and intercepting on the NFL's gridiron, Rhodes will continue to place a priority focus on the foundation's donating drive to A New Leaf's Homeless Shelters. With this latest charitable direction, Kerry Rhodes is keeping true and strong to his words, "I want to be one of those guys that actually go back and help, instead of being those guys who say they would go back and help, but never seem to do so."
For information on The RHODES Foundation, or to interview Kerry Rhodes, contact Los Angeles Publicist Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a PR, Marketing and Branding Firm at 310.441.1000 or e-mail Eileen@eileenkoch.com. Visit www.eileenkoch.com.