Foundation continues Christmas tradition

Foundation continues Christmas tradition
December 21
04:00 2017

The Chris Paul Family Foundation helped make Christmas morning a little brighter for children in the area earlier this week, when they treated 150 children to a $100 shopping spree at Toys R Us.

Since 2008 the Chris Paul Family Foundation has partnered with other organizations in the area to help make Christmas magical for children in need. This year the foundation partnered with Flow Buick, and GMC to provide $100 gift cards.

On the day of the giveaway, the Toys R Us on Silas Creek Parkway, executives from Flow Buick and GMC helped children from the Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club, and local recreation centers search for the perfect gift. With the gift card the children were allowed to buy whatever they wanted, an added stipulation required each child to buy at least one present for someone else.

Charles and Robin Paul, Chris’ parents, said they added the stipulation to make sure the children understand the importance to giving.

“It’s amazing to know that we’ve been doing this for almost a decade. It feels good to know we can continue to help and support someone else,” Robin said. “It’s better to give than receive and that’s the message we try to help the children understand because that’s what Christmas is all about.”

A number of parents thanked the Pauls and other sponsors for helping make Christmas morning a little brighter for their children. While helping her grandchildren find what they were looking for, one woman said, “This is really a blessing.”

“I didn’t know what I was going to do for Christmas, so when I got this call, I was almost as excited as the kids,” she smiled. “

Along with the gift card, every child received two tickets to an upcoming Wake Forest University basketball game, which is Chris Paul’s alma mater.

NBA Superstar Chris Paul is a native of Winston-Salem and starting point guard for the Houston Rockets.  The Chris Paul Family Foundation was founded in 2005 with a mission to help children and families by leveling the playing field in all aspects of life, including sports and education.


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