Jon Jones Working With His Charity C.A.R.E Projects to Take Families on a Shopping Spree

Published 12/05/2021, 11:19 AM EST
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – APRIL 2: UFC lightweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones interacts with media during an open training session for fans and media at the Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness on April 2, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Aaron Sweet/Getty Images)


Jon Jones, one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, is giving back to society.

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Jones is a former two-time UFC light heavyweight champion. He began his UFC career back in 2008 and has only tasted defeat once. That also came via disqualification against Matt Hamill. ‘Bones’ went on to win the title in 2011 and defended it eight times before being stripped for testing positive for turinabol metabolite. He made a comeback and won the title again. However, he vacated the title after his last win and announced that he’ll be moving up to the heavyweight division.

Since then, Jones has been training and has got into a few controversies. But during the pandemic, he also founded a charity known as the ‘C.A.R.E. Project‘. He recently announced, in a series of tweets, an initiative along with the foundation. He said, “Instead of giving 50 families a $500 shopping spree at Walmart this year. The care project will be seeking out 100 families to give a $250 shopping spree. This will be for the citizens of Albuquerque and surrounding areas.”

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In another tweet, he said, “Details will be posted on the care projects Instagram page on Monday, link in my bio.”

Jones also mentioned that he wanted to open a branch in Arizona. Jones said, “The heart is starting to foresee a care project branch in Arizona.”

The former champion in an interview talked about the motivation behind the foundation.

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How did the C.A.R.E Project start?

During the height of the pandemic and while being off the sport of MMA, Jones came up with the foundation. The ‘C.A.R.E Project’ works to maintain cleanliness and offer support to those in need. Jones in an interview told about his motivation to start the charity. He said, “I just wanted to do something good. Throughout the pandemic, I felt like the world was getting so far away from God.”

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“So what I did here in Albuquerque was that I found a group of people that came from so many different backgrounds and races and political viewpoints. I got them to rally together for the C.A.R.E. foundation, where we just give back and show God’s love,” he added.

Right now, Jones is planning to return to action next year and expects to fight the heavyweight champion.

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What do you make of the initiative started by Jon Jones? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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