Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook hosted his fourth annual Why Not? Foundation Holiday Party on Friday. He brought holiday cheer to over 60 homeless children, providing them with food, gifts, and fun times. Check out the photos from the event above and read up on Westbrook’s party below:
Continuing his tradition of spending the holiday season giving back, Russell Westbrook and his Why Not? Foundation hosted a party with JMA Energy Company for homeless children living at City Rescue Mission. Over 60 homeless children were treated to food from SUBWAY, shoes, t-shirts and backpacks from Brand Jordan, crafts, cookie decorating, a bounce house and a surprise visit from Russell and Santa.
“I am so blessed and so it is my job to give back to those less fortunate,” said Westbrook. “These families are struggling and most likely won’t celebrate Christmas so to come in here and put a smile on the kids’ faces, this was an amazing day!”
This is the 4th year that the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation has hosted a holiday party for Oklahoma City children in need. JMA Energy Company and its employees have volunteered with City Rescue Mission for 10 years and have hosted the holiday party for the past 5 years. JMA’s employees and management are committed to helping less fortunate families and children, like those at The City Rescue Mission and throughout our community by giving our time and financial support to provide them a better quality of life. We feel it is our privilege and responsibility to help.
Tom Jones, President of City Rescue Mission said, “The state of being homeless can make a child feel invisible. When a significant person, like Russell, acknowledges them, they suddenly feel that they matter and that they can achieve their dreams.