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Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation




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Our Mission

We are dedicated to empowering and serving disabled veterans and disadvantaged student athletes with dignity and respect. We accomplish this by ensuring that disabled veterans, student athletes and their families can obtain helpful resources that benefit them.

*The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes as set forth in the pertinent provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and/or any other federal laws, rules, or regulations governing non-profit organizations.

Armed Forces Merit Award

Armed Forces Merit Award

The Paris Johnson Jr Foundation has been named the 2022 recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award, which is presented annually to an individual or group within the realm of college football that has a military background or makes an impact on the military community.

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When you donate $65 or more, you will have the option to claim a free gift as thanks for your generous contribution!

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Paris Johnson Jr Foundation
P.O. Box 46215
Cincinnati OH 45246-0215

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Continued Support

Inspiring The Next Generation

Paris is creating opportunities for young athletes who don't have opportunities to advance their athletic career and who don't have access to safe equipment.

Our Community

Helping Local Hospitals

Paris touring the Cincinnati VA Hospital and donating funds to the Cincinnati VA Hospital.

Giving Back

Helping Disabled Veterans

Paris met a veteran while touring the hospital. The gentlemen shared that he had to leave high school early to fight in the Vietnam War. He later graduated from Princeton high school; Princeton high school has a program that helps veterans obtain their high school diploma.

Spreading Joy

Providing Gifts to Children in Need

Learn more about the Columbus Dream Center's Christmas Hope Event at

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Past Event

Holiday Toy Drive

November 28 - December 5, 2022

The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation will launch its annual Toy Drive on Monday, November 28, 2022.  Partners in this initiative include Giant Eagle, Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet and Hometeam Properties, who will have bins located on site from November 28, 2022 thru December 5, 2022.  Paris Johnson Jr. will appear at the Giant Eagle Market District in Grandview from 4pm – 5pm on December 5th, where fans who donate toys can get a picture taken with Paris.  This inaugural event is a continuation of a series of planned holiday events as part of the Foundation’s Annual Winter Giving Campaign.

The goal of the Toy Drive is to provide holiday cheer to both Veteran and underserved families in our community. With the help of many individuals and companies like Giant Eagle, Hometeam Properties, and Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet, The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation aims to collect new toys, which will be distributed by the Dream Center to the families in need.

Toy donation locations:

If you spot Santa Paris around Columbus snap a pic and use the tag #PJJF

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Past Events


Holiday Toy Drive

Various Locations

The goal of the Toy Drive is to provide holiday cheer to both Veteran and underserved families in our community.


Giant Eagle, Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet, Hometeam Properties



Town Hall Columbus

Paris Johnson Jr. and the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation were proud to participate in the Feed the Need event, serving Columbus community members.


Presented by businessman and CEO Bobby George


The Thanksgiving Project

The Calvary Church

A special community effort in partnership with the Springdale Police Department and Princeton School District, in which Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation, The Calvary Church and The Calvary Academy work together to help families, facing hardships, with a Thanksgiving meal.


The Calvary Church and The Calvary Academy


Winter Coat Drive

1401 Holly Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212

Thank you to everyone that supported this coat drive with the Paris Johnson Jr Foundation, Dream Center Columbus, and Hometeam Properties. Your donations for a coat this winter are extremely appreciated.


Dream Center Columbus, Hometeam Properties


The Mission For Nicaragua


We have set the goal to put at least 200 children in 100 beds of warmth and comfort.


Harry Miller


Making Christmas Special for Families in our City

Columbus Dream Center
38 West Greenwood Ave, 43201

This holiday event is all about sharing the LOVE and HOPE of Jesus. Have fun shopping and drop gifts off!


No Sponsors


Homeless Veteran Pop-up

Thompson Community Recreation Center
1189 Dennison Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

We were able to provide hamburgers/hot dogs, food, clothing, toiletries, groceries, and water to homeless veterans.


Giant Eagle, Roosters, Back to Basics 3J Foundation, Columbus Dream Center, Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation


FBU Football Camp

Cincinnati, OH
Columbus, OH

Paris hosted a FBU football camp in Cincinnati and Columbus Ohio that helped inpsire young student athletes.


No Sponsors

11.24.2020 - 12.20.2020

Christmas Toy Drive

Lincoln Heights Municipal Building
1201 Steffen St, Cincinnati, OH 45215

We requested toys for families that are being affected by the pandemic - Barack Obama My Brother’s Keeper Cincinnati Chapter.


No Sponsors


Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

Happy Pizza
1064 N Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45224

Bethlehem Baptist Church (Cincinnati) and Paris Johnson Jr Foundation are giving away 71 turkeys this holiday season.


Willie Anderson (Willie Anderson Academy), Happy Pizza, Pastor Floyd Walker (Bethlehem Baptist Church)

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In The News


So impressed w/ Cardinal's rookie Paris Johnson Jr it was great featuring him on Fox 10 Sports Night.


Cardinals take field trip for the first time since before COVID.


Cardinals insider Dani Sureck challenges rookie tackle Paris Johnson Jr. for an intense game of "Guess Who" in the latest episode of Game On.


Paris Johnson Jr., the No. 6 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, addresses the media following day one of the Cardinals 2023 rookie minicamp.


TEMPE — Among the unique facts about Arizona Cardinals rookie offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr., there is one in particular that stands out above the rest.


Wilson Football teamed up with Paris Johnson Jr., to go behind-the-scenes of his NFL Draft experience.


First-round tackle majored in journalism, but embraces football as life


Paris Johnson Jr., the No. 6 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft meets with the media for the first time as a member of the Arizona Cardinals.


Images of 2023 first-round draft pick Paris Johnson Jr. in studio for his first photoshoot as an Arizona Cardinal.


Images of the Cardinals 2023 first-round draft pick, Paris Johnson Jr., during his first day in Arizona


After trading down and then up, Cardinals land tackle at No. 6


The Cardinals select Ohio State Buckeyes offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. in Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft with the No. 6 overall pick.


First-round offensive lineman takes part in first rookie minicamp practice.


Congratulations to Paris Johnson, Jr for the 2023 NFF Hampshire Honor Society! The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA and sprint football who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.


Ohio State athletes team up with TownHall to give back

Quarterback C.J. Stroud, offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr., running backs Miyan Williams and TreVeyon Henderson, and others teamed up with TownHall of Columbus to serve warm meals to those in need.


Paris Johnson Jr., C.J. Stroud and Their Ohio State Teammates Serve Thanksgiving Meals at “Feed the Need” Event

Three days until Thanksgiving and five days before The Game, some of Ohio State’s biggest stars spent time giving back to the community on Monday.


ReVision LASIK & Cataract Surgery

The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation is pleased to be named as a 2022 ReVision Gives Back honoree.


FBU Huddle

FBU & US Army All-American Bowl Alumni, Paris Johnson Jr. shares how his foundation is helping in his community.


As Ohio State’s Paris Johnson Jr. chases Orlando Pace, he already belongs next to Chase Young: Nathan Baird’s observations


Buckeye Scoop

Johnson and his family are making a difference this Holiday season through his foundation, the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation. The foundation, which is a labor of love for the entire Johnson family, has a couple of winter events planned with many more plans and ideas to deploy in the future.


Eleven Warriors

Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. talks with the media about the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation, a charitable organization he founded in high school.


Local 12

Local football standout's foundation passes out Thanksgiving dinners to families in need.


Daily Advent

The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation: Charitable Organization Created by Ohio State Freshman Takings Its Next Steps This Holiday Season.


Eleven Warriors

Charitable Organization Created by Ohio State Freshman Takings Its Next Steps This Holiday Season.


247 Sports

Ohio State freshman offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. has a passion for giving back to the community, and therefore has started the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation. The two main reasons Johnson started the foundation are his dedication to helping disabled military veterans and underprivileged youth athletes.


NBS Sports

Ohio State commit Paris Johnson Jr. splits time between his football career and starting his own foundation, the "Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation," which helps young athletes and disabled veterans.


247 Sports

Meet the nation's No. 1 offensive tackle in 2020 Paris Johnson.

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