Brandon Meriweather, DeSean Jackson, DeSean Jackson Foundation, DeSean Jackson Shop WIth a Jock, Giving Tuesday, Greg Ducre, Horton Kids, Jr., Robert Griffin Jr., Santana Moss, Selas Redd, Wal-Mart, Washington Redskins
DeSean Jackson, of the Washington Redskins, and several of the Washington Redskins, celebrated national “Giving Tuesday” by hosting approximately 50 children from the Horton Kids organization to ‘Shop With A Jock’.
Horton Kids provides academic and enrichment programs and meets the basic needs of children who reside in Washington’s Ward 8. For additional information, please visit http://www.hortonkids.org.
Along with his Redskins teammates, Jackson spent the night with 50 children from Horton’s Kids youth organization, giving underprivileged kids from the Washington, D.C. and Virginia area a $100 shopping spree with some of their favorite players.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III, safety Brandon Meriweather, wide receiver Santana Moss, running back Silas Redd, Jr. and cornerback Greg Ducre helped pick out toys as the youngsters rambled through the aisles after dinner and played some games.
“It’s really [about] rewarding [the kids] during a time in need,” Jackson said, celebrating “Giving Tuesday.” “The energy of these kids gives me chills. I love to do this. My teammates came to support me, which I appreciate.”
The “Shop With A Jock” campaign allows youth the opportunity to do holiday shopping while NFL players are granted time to teach life lessons and donate personal funds to those looking to purchase gifts for other family members.
This is the second year that DeSean Jackson, and his foundation, The DeSean Jackson Foundation, partnered with Wal-Mart for the ‘Shop with a Jock’ campaign. Last year, Jackson was a Philadelphia Eagle and shared this opportunity to ‘give back’ with several of his Eagles’ teammates.