Gotta love this!! It’s so great when athletes give back to the community! Houston’s Andre Johnson gave 12 young victims of abuse 80 seconds to grab all the toys they can & boy did they go all out! Lol. He’s shown in a picture with a super long receipt totaling $19,521, paid for by Johnson and the Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation.
*Photo above in gallery*
“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 told HoustonTexans.com.
“A lot of these kids get discouraged because of where they grew up and things like that,” he told the Texans’ website. “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.”
All 12 of the children who participated Tuesday had been exposed to parental abuse in one form or another, and live with someone other than their parents.