2013 Christmas

2013 Christmas

The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation teamed up with Citizens Caring for Children for the second year in a row to host a Christmas party for Oklahoma City children and young adults living in foster care.  Russell stepped in as Santa and sent each child home with backpacks filled with gifts and new shoes provided by the Jordan Brand.

“More and more children are placed into foster care each year and to be in a position to bring the joy of Christmas to some of these kids is truly a blessing,” Westbrook said.  “I am in a unique position to be able to give back to a community that has been so supportive of me and help children in need.”

“There are more than 10,800 children in Oklahoma’s foster care system today,” Sherri O’Neil, executive director of CCC, said. “The holidays are difficult for these children as they are reminded that they are separated from their families. With the help of Russell Westbrook and the Why Not? Foundation we can remind these children that they have not been forgotten during the holiday season.”