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: Summer Departs With Sweltering Temperatures; Smoky Skies Draped Over East Bay
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: Monterey Police Arrest Two For Numerous Offenses Following Shooting
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: Scaled-Down Dreamforce Marks Major Step In San Francisco's COVID Economic Rebound
“I wasn’t always in this position, and I remember those hard times,” Green said.