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Mission

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NBA Cares is the league’s global social responsibility program that builds on the NBA’s mission of addressing important social issues in the U.S. and around the world.

NBA Cares programs and participants have provided more than 5.8 million hours of hands-on service, created more than 1,650 places where kids and families can live, learn or play and engaged more than 60 million youth in basketball programs in communities around the world. Internationally, NBA Cares has created more than 332 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play in 40 countries.

NBA Cares works with nationally and internationally recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes, including: Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Vera Institute of Justice, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, UNICEF, Special Olympics, The Jed Foundation, Share Our Strength and GLSEN.