25-Year-Old NBA Star Gives $400K to Homeless Kids

Wizards' John Wall stopped by DC children's center with surprise donation
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2015 11:44 AM CDT
25-Year-Old NBA Star Gives $400K to Homeless Kids
Washington Wizards' John Wall poses for a photo during NBA basketball media day Monday in Washington.   (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

John Wall is only 25 years old and he's already achieved great success with the Washington Wizards, including being called by Fox Sports "one of the best point guards in the NBA." He can also check "philanthropist" off his list after his surprise visit Friday to a DC child-development center for homeless kids, where he visited with the children and donated $400,000 to the organization.

The staff at Bright Beginnings Inc. was stunned by his move. "It is evident that John Wall is sensitive and concerned about the plight of homeless children in DC and he wants these children to succeed," the executive director says on the group's Facebook page, where heartwarming pictures of Wall interacting with the BBI kids are also displayed. It's not the first time Wall has shown his soft spot for kids: He still raises funds in honor of a 6-year-old cancer patient he befriended who passed away last year, the Washington Post notes. (Here are some everyday items you can donate to make a difference.)

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