The 27-year-old, who joined the Toffees from Rangers in 2012, said: "I come from Ayrshire in the West of Scotland and spent a lot of my life in Glasgow - a city that, at times, has suffered from high unemployment.
"Liverpool has a similar history and I am aware that, through no fault of their own, there are many unemployed in Liverpool trying hard to find a job and may not be able to afford a ticket.
"I thought this might be a small gesture to help those in that situation to enjoy a day out at one of our league matches. Hopefully it can bring some joy to many people.
"I have asked the Jobcentreplus if they could give the tickets to different Jobcentres across the city each week and select people who are unemployed through no fault of their own, are trying hard to find employment and who would enjoy watching a Premier League football match."
He also launched a project in Glasgow to help injured service personnel back to mainstream employment and is an ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland.
The Scotland international said: "Every day I feel very fortunate for the opportunities and lifestyle my job as a footballer has afforded my family and me and also to be in the position where I can help the community in some small way."
His gesture did not go unnoticed, with fans praising him on Twitter:
Footballers get a bad rap at times but Steven Naismith is a shining example. #EFC striker is giving away match tickets to unemployed people
— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) August 4, 2014
I just want it on record that I loved Steven Naismith before it was cool. — Mike L. Goodman (@TheM_L_G) August 4, 2014
Some, however, could not resist a little dig at the good people of Liverpool:
Steven Naismith doing his best to stop his house being robbed on European away days.
— The Twelfth Man (@_The12thMan) August 4, 2014
Tasteless 'banter' aside, well done for such a fantastic gesture, which shines a light on charity work that often goes unnoticed because top-flight footballers are so wealthy.
- Steven Naismith