OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Warriors Forward Draymond Green played the part of Santa Tuesday night, handing out gifts to people in need in the East Bay.
Green teamed up with Clorox to pay for gift cards that were presented to homeless young people living at Oakland’s Covenant House.READ MORE: 'Why Would Something Like This Happen To Me?' 94-Year-Old Anh 'Peng' Taylor Recovering After Shocking SF Stabbing Attack
Then, he took them shopping at a Target store in Emeryville.
“We didn’t know this was happening. It was all a surprise,” James Dailey, a Covenant House resident said.READ MORE: House Votes To Repeal Of 2002 Iraq War Authorization, Long Championed By Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee
23-year-old Dailey was one of the lucky ones. He’s been homeless for three months, and used his $200 gift card from Green to buy his daughter a Christmas present.
“I can go to sleep with a smile on my face. It’s gonna be a merry, merry Christmas, and a happy new year,” Dailey said.
Green told the group he knows what they’re going through.MORE NEWS: 'Landmark Victory;' Bay Area Lawmakers React to Obamacare Decision By U.S. Supreme Court Decision
“I wasn’t always in this position, and I remember those hard times,” Green said.