Pure Heart and

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions Inspire Change Initiative selected Pure Heart Foundation to be grant recipients to support our efforts in providing wraparound services to children with incarcerated parents. Since our funding partnership has been established we have been able to build capacity within our operations and provide critical wraparound services to our scholars and families. 


Player Impact

This partnership also consists of player interactions, recently some players and scholars had a powerful conversation that addressed the silent struggles children with incarcerated parents face, titled : The Forgotten Conversation 

Pure heart Bowls with Trevor Bates

Former NFL Player and Detroit Lions Player, Trevor Bates sponsored a day of fun for our scholars at bowling. Scholars participated in lunch, a Q&A with Mr. Bates about parental incarceration and ended with a friendly bowling competition, scholars Vs. some of the Lions Players. 

Christian and Liz Jones : Outreach Pillars

Former Detroit Lions Player, Christian Jones and his wife Liz Jones have been outreach pillars to this partnership. The Jones sponsored Pure Heart scholars to an exclusive movie day where the scholars had a Q&A Panel discussion with Christian Jones and our CEO Sherelle Hogan about social justice and mass incarceration after watching the movie " Just Mercy."


The Jones also gifted 24 of our graduating scholars with congratulatory gifts cards in our drive by graduation parade. 


The Detroit Lions Inspire Change 


The Detroit Lions Inspire Change Initiative and Christan Jones of The Detroit Lions helped us respond to COVID-19 by financially supporting our efforts in providing covid relief for our scholars and families. 


We are forever grateful for the ongoing partnership with The Detroit Lions organization and the players who have dedicated their time to help us improve the lives of children of incarcerated parents.