GREEN BAY – Packers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell has been named the NFLPA Community MVP for Week 16.
Campbell, who was a first-team All-Pro selection last season, donated $50,000 in gifts for 25 families in need in the Green Bay area and state of Minnesota, where he played college football and lives in the offseason.
This marked the fourth year in a row the De'Vondre Campbell Family Youth Foundation held its Adopt-A-Family program, and this was its largest effort to date. Campbell focused on single-parent households, foster care families and those facing other hardships, and he went door-to-door delivering gifts on their Christmas wish lists.
The families were identified in partnership with a Minnesota foster care program and the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay, and the gifts ranged from a new car to appliances to household essentials. Campbell also hosted a holiday party for the families.
"It's not just for the kids; it's for the parents and their guardians," Campbell said in an announcement posted on the NFLPA's website. "If we can help in this small way to relieve stress, help with a hardship and change a life, we are blessed to do it."
Campbell's other charitable efforts this year have included distributing 100 turkeys to those in need at Thanksgiving, through Paul's Pantry and a local grocery store. Shortly thereafter, he worked with the Kids In Need Foundation to deliver school supplies to Howe Elementary School in Green Bay and speak to students about their education. He also hosts an annual youth football camp every summer in Fort Myers, Fla., where he grew up.
The NFLPA will make a $10,000 contribution to a charity or foundation of Campbell's choice in honor of his Community MVP award, and he now joins the other 2022 Community MVPs as eligible for the Alan Page Community Award from the NFLPA.