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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The holiday season should be a magical time for children; so seems to be the thought behind Houston Texans’ wide receiver Andre Johnson’s latest gesture. Not only is Johnson responsible for offering big numbers on the football field but he recently spent thousands of dollars on toys for children in need.
Johnson took his huge heart and wallet to a Houston area Toys “R” Us this week and purchased $19,521 for 12 at-risk children sponsored by his charitable foundation, after the children went on a shopping spree throughout the store.
With just 80 seconds to scan the store and fill their carts with the toys and items of their choice, the kids rushed through the Toys R Us store and filled their carts with toys and items they wanted. Johnson then took the items in their carts and purchased them.
Johnson who established the Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation in 2003 during his rookie season told media outlets that he realizes the discouragement and sadness children feel when they do no have things they desire or need. He said that he was fortunate to reach the dreams and goals he had and wanted to share joy and toys for children who were less fortunate this Christmas.
For more information about Johnson’s foundation, click here.