Working alongside United Way, Bryant took part in the 2012 Home Walk early Saturday as part of his ongoing task to end homelessness in Los Angeles.
Nearly 10,000 participants showed up at Exposion Park to take part in the 5 kilometer walk. Kobe, serving as Honorary Chair for the second straight year, addressed the crowd before the walk began.
“The important thing is that we have a good time [and] enjoy today. Let’s celebrate of embracing the challenge of ending homelessness and let’s do it together.” Bryant said.
Bryant went on to talk about the importance of educating people about the number of homeless people living in LA and
“The homeless initiative is something that’s kind of been put on the backburner, so we wanted to lend our name to something that needed a little light shined on it.”
The proceeds of the event will be used to move veterans and chronically homeless people into permanent housing.