Andre Johnson has helped the Houston Texans put together what could end up being a very special season. He’s the leading receiver on a squad that has already set a franchise record for regular-season wins and is looking like the team to beat in the AFC with the playoffs not far away.
Well now Johnson is scoring a lot of points… for kids. The wide receiver took a group of 12 kids that were selected by Child Protective Services and gave them 80 seconds to fill their shopping carts with as many items as they could. Every child was also guaranteed an entertainment system of their choice and a pair of video games.
The final bill of $19,521 was footed by the Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation. Johnson said:
You hear a minute and twenty seconds and you don’t think that’s a long time, but you’d be surprised by what these kids can put into their buckets.
Each child chosen for the event has suffered through some sort of parental abuse and is now living with an extended family member. This day offered some relief from that reality, as a bunch of giddy children raced through the aisles and filled their carts with everything from Barbie dream houses to digital cameras for themselves as well as gifts for family members.
Johnson added that he hopes the event can have a lasting impression on the youngsters, long after they lose interest in whatever tangible items they received from the shopping spree.
This is a total “CLASS ACT”…helping these kids to have a happy holiday while giving back to the community. This is a role model, and yes I’m sure he has a nice home and all the luxuries he wants, but he doesn’t forget about the ones less fortunate……Good job Andre Johnson, much respect to you!
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