Providing support to those in the community that are in need has always been something Ravens first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman aspired to do.
From growing up in the the small southern town of Lithonia, Georgia to his college days at Central Florida, Perriman has always been there for those less fortunate.
Friday night wasn’t much different for the soft-spoken wideout.
Perriman, with the help of few others, including members of the Marine Corps, went from aisle to aisle at the Toys R Us store in Owings Mills, Maryland selecting gifts for disadvantaged children this holiday season as part of the Military Toys For Tots initiative.
“I had the opportunity to come pick out some toys for some children that don’t ever get any toys for Christmas ever,” said Perriman when asked about his role in the Toys For Tots campaign. “I feel like it was a great thing to do and come out and help out and help give them something special.
Shopping cart after shopping cart was filled to the brim with toys for boys and girls ages 10-14 who otherwise may not have enjoyed a Christmas this year had it not been for the Marine Corps special program along with Perriman and the volunteers.
In total, more than $10,000 was spent by the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign.
“The girls toys were certainly harder to pick out,” responded Perriman with a smile while standing in front of a cart filled with Barbie toys. “Boys toys are much easier.”
Smiles will certainly fill the faces of those who receive these wonderful gifts on Christmas morning as no child should go without receiving a gift this holiday season.
Closer to home, Perriman related that he is going to continue to work hard and is looking forward to be able to spend some time with his family during the holiday season and provide more charitable efforts to those less fortunate.
“I am planning on actually adopting a family for Christmas day this year,” said Perriman. “Basically just be able to give them some gifts they may not otherwise get this year.”
I have no doubt Perriman will bring something special to the field when he returns next year; however, he’s already showing just how much of a positive impact he can have off the field in the Baltimore community.
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