Hornets swingman Lance Stephenson is still back in Charlotte, nursing a pelvic injury that will leave him out of tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. But Lance, with some help from AND1, still managed to give kids in Brooklyn a special holiday gifting before Christmas last week.

AND1 distributed sneaker and apparel to hundreds of kids at the Coney Island YMCA last Tuesday, and Stephenson appeared via a live video stream to give some encouraging words to the community. Check out photos from the event above.

Lance, who is averaging 10.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game so far in 2014-15, also reiterated his commitment to the Hornets.