Russell Westbrook founded his charity in 2012 with the simple mission of empowering children to ask, “Why not?” Along with his brother, Westbrook was raised to ask this important question every time he was told he couldn’t do something. He strives to encourage children around the country to have the same sense of opportunity that he did. Through the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation, he’s been able to create a variety of initiatives including building Russell’s Reading Rooms in elementary schools in Oklahoma City and L.A., partnering with Scholastic to bring book fairs to schools, and hosting events for homeless kids.
“I am so blessed to be in the position that I am, so I feel it is my job to give back,” Westbrook tells The Window. “I work hard with my foundation to help kids that are less fortunate and support them in their education.”
We’re so inspired by his mission, that we partnered with the Why Not? Foundation for our holiday season #LovePeaceJoyProject social charity initiative. Click through to learn how you can participate.