FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Students at Pine Ridge Education Center in Fort Lauderdale are receiving some much-needed vacation cheer and assist forward of Christmas thanks to a former NFL participant.
Former NFL security Jack Brewer, alongside along with his basis, handed out presents to underprivileged students at the college on Monday morning.
“These are the things that really matter,” mentioned Brewer. “You can catch touchdowns and all of that, all those things come and go but serving your brothers and sisters, to me, this is much better than winning a playoff game or going out and having a victory on a Sunday. This is really winning, you know, to be able to help these kids, put smiles on their faces.”
Brewer needed to ensure each scholar at the college had a particular Christmas.
“In times like this, you know, uncertain especially with a parent like me who has been out of a job because of the COVID pandemic, it’s grateful and we’re blessed that we’re able to actually get Christmas this year,” mentioned mother or father Mathew Dello-Sritto.
Joined by the college’s principal Dr. Henry Brown and different school members, Brewer personally handed out 60 wrapped presents in a backpack.
They have been handed to every youngster and their household at a drive-thru distribution in entrance of the college.
“It’s said a lot for him to step in and say, ‘Hey, give them a Christmas wishlist and whatever they put on there, we’ll go out and we will purchase it.’ Parents and the children are really excited about it,” mentioned Dr. Brown.
“It’s about showing that love and maybe someone will watch what’s going on at their homes right now and understand the importance of the holidays and the importance of giving back to their community,” mentioned Brewer.
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