Today, as an initiative through the NBA Cares Season of Giving, Dallas Mavericks Devin Harris, J.J. Barea and Wesley Matthews distributed Thanksgiving meals to 250 Dallas-area families participating in Buckner programs. Albertsons-Tom Thumb donated all the sides to complete the Thanksgiving meals.

Providing meals to the families Buckner serves not only brings them peace during the holiday, but also so much joy. The meals give families the opportunity to cook and serve a wonderful Thanksgiving meal to their children they might not be able to purchase themselves.   
 
This year, the Dallas Mavericks took it one step further by graciously donating car seats to 20 families in need of car safety seats for their children.

“Other than the fact that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, this continues to be one of my favorite events due to the amount of people I get to meet and the joy on their faces when we provide them with this special meal," said Devin Harris, who participated in his sixth turkey giveaway with Buckner. "This event continues to be such a great success and I look forward to continuing the tradition.” 

We are so thankful for the generosity shown by the Dallas Mavericks, Devin Harris, J.J. Barea, Wesley Matthews and Albertsons-Tom Thumb in helping make Thanksgiving special for children and families Buckner serves in Dallas. 
 
“We are extremely thankful to the Dallas Mavericks players, cheerleaders and staff, as well as Albertsons-Tom Thumb," said Buckner President and CEO Albert Reyes. "Every year they help us provide 250 families served by Buckner with a Thanksgiving meal, and they help us shine hope in their lives around the holidays.”

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