Yesha Callahan

James Harden Takes 20 Single Moms And Their Kids Christmas Shopping

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Sixty Texans are now #TeamHarden after Houston Rockets player James Harden and his mom took 20 single mothers and their kids — 40 of them — on a shopping spree for the holidays.

Dressed in “Team Harden” T-shirts and blue Santa hats this past Sunday, the single moms and their little ones ripped through a South Houston Target store, grabbing whatever they like. Explaining the motive for his selfless act of giving, Harden told local news station KHOU:

“Growing up, my mom was by her lonesome, so I had to do a lot, me, my brother, and my sister so I can kind of relate.”

The shopping spree was actually the fourth year Harden, his mom, siblings, and even his son gave back to single mothers during the holidays. Tammy Copeland, a young mom who witnessed Harden’s kindness firsthand, said of the experience:

“I’m really appreciative of this. I work and I go to school, and I’m a single mother of three kids. [It’s] very hard, but things like this, God just keeps on blessing me.”

Another blessing came by way of banking group BBVA who gave each mom $100 savings certificates to open a new savings account for each child taking part in the shopping spree.

  1. December 24, 2015 - Reply

    That’s a beautiful, great gesture but can we get the fathers to step up? Who will help with these children outside of the holidays? And do any any of the fathers know they have a kid or even wanted one in the first place? I, too, came from a home where mom was alone, and I can’t deny that I am the result of a marriage that should have ended before it started. But here I am. My concern is, when will this cycle of broken homes end? Especially in the working-class, Black community.

  2. December 24, 2015 - Reply

    This is excellent news. Blessing others is always right.

  3. December 25, 2015 - Reply

    Nice gesture

  4. December 26, 2015 - Reply

    This is an action I can’t find fault in so good for him on his gesture of kindness.

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