The eagles will donate 1/4 salary to charity to provide reading opportunities for three urban children.

NFL Philadelphia Eagles defender Chris Lang has announced in a series of posts on his social media website that he will donate 25% of his salary this season to start a charity program called First Quarter for Literacy to help teenagers improve early reading.

The charity project was built in collaboration with United Way to support the Read By Fourth movement in Philadelphia. The campaign aims to put more books in the hands of children from poor families and to make more people aware of the direct link between early reading and quality of life in the future.

“Children have so many choices that they can’t choose their parents, their families, their neighbors, whatever congenital factors may hinder their development, and their school system,” Lang wrote in a tweet. So when we invest in kids, you feel like you’re doing something very meaningful, and I think we’ll see a good result in the near future.

Chris Lang has 2 million 500 thousand dollars in pre tax pay this year, and 1/4 after tax is about 400 thousand dollars. Chris Lang and Megan Lang will use the money to buy about 25,000 books and distribute them to children in distressed families, hoping to build a family library in their home, and the couple will fund the creation of three “Chris Lang Book Corners” to provide children with a place to read. They also appeal to you to donate more books through the official website of this charity project.

This is not the first time Chris Lang has paid his salary for charity. Last season, Lang spent all his $1 million salary on two things: a scholarship for two students in his hometown, a Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign, and eventually raised more than $1.75 million for three cities he had stayed in: St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia. The aim is to improve the quality of local education and increase reading opportunities for local children.

“I just think you need to use this platform to do something when you’re connected to people’s crazy love of rugby, for example, to educate the people who need it most, to make others happy, and to make them happy,” Lang said. This is what I learned last year, and I hope to feel it again this year.

In addition to his own donations, Lang has also mobilized his former teammates to contribute to the education of his children. Lang promised that in the away game, any player who wants to donate money to provide books to local children, Lang will be the same allocation, up to $25,000. The next week, before the Philadelphia Eagles jerseys away game against the Tampa Bay Pirates, Lang’s former teammate, Pirates defense interceptor Bo Allen, donated $5,000 to the Chris Lang Foundation, which eventually donated $10,000 worth of books to communities in Tampa Bay.

Lang chose to donate books to improve children’s reading this year because he found some important data in his research. For example, high school dropouts of children who hardly read before third grade are four times as high as those of other children, and the gap is six times higher if they are poor; by the age of three, children from the richest families receive 30 million more words of stimulation than children from the poorest families; and 34 percent are still in kindergarten before they enter kindergarten. Basic language skills for learning how to read; in 2016 and 2017, two-thirds of Philadelphia’s children were unable to read the books they should be able to read after entering fourth grade.

“Reading level in grade four is one of the important indicators to see whether a child will drop out of school. When you look at literacy rates in the most closed and backward States and localities, you can easily see the connection. Lang said.

“I hope this charity will not only help our children, but also change their minds about the importance of reading and the need to spend 20 minutes every night with them.