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Season of Giving 12.22.12 - 12:50pm

by Devon Jeffreys

Jerry Stackhouse and his Brooklyn Nets teammates went above and beyond this holiday season to make sure those less fortunate had a Merry Christmas.

On Monday, December 17, Stack and several other Nets took a group of New York children and young adults displaced by Hurricane Sandy on a shopping spree for toys and games at Cookies Department Store in Brooklyn.


Stack poses with some young adults at Cookies Department Store in Brooklyn during their shopping spree (Getty Images)

Days later Stack, CJ Watson, Josh Childress and former Net Albert King helped the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) in their efforts to distribute food disaster relief items and to 400 Coney Island families. The event was collaboration between the NBPA, Feed the Children and Metro Ministries. The group also gifted 5,000 toys to New York City kids who may not otherwise have received holiday gifts.

"There are still many, many families whose lives have been turned upside-down since Hurricane Sandy devastated their communities. While they are facing profound obstacles right now, we hope we were able to lift the spirits of the residents of Coney Island," said Billy Hunter, NBPA Executive Director. "It was a great day of community outreach work, underscored by the enthusiastic participation of Jerry, CJ, Josh and Albert."

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