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Houston Texans star wide receiver Andre Johnson not only puts up big numbers on the field, but he also does numbers in the community as well.
The Texans’ official website was promoting Johnson’s annual holiday shopping spree at Toys “R” Us, which gives 12 children selected by Child Protective Services 80 seconds to fill their bin with as many toys as possible thanks to the Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation.
“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,” Johnson said.
His foundation ended up picking up the $19,521 tab on a receipt about a mile long. The Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation does a lot for kids in Houston and Miami.
“All the kids that have been here every year have gotten gifts for their brothers and sisters or cousins or whoever,” he said. “It just shows what they go through that they think about others. It shows what type of kids they are.
“A lot of these kids get discouraged because of where they grew up and things like that. I grew up in a single-parent home and I was fortunate to achieve my goals. So, whatever goals you have, just keep them out in front of you, don’t let anybody distract you away from them, because there will be distractions that try to detour you away from your goals. That’s the biggest thing.”
Kudos to Andre.
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