NBA player gives back to hometown kids for the holidays

MILWAUKEE -- NBA player Devin Harris and his "34 Ways to Assist Foundation" held an event on Saturday at the Parklawn YMCA and All People's Church - that gave toys to hundreds of Children. Harris plays on the Utah Jazz, but he grew up in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee Brewer Nyjer Morgan and the Milwaukee Fire Department also helped provide the toys for the event.

Johnnie Milton Jr. with the foundation says, "Each year we do this. You always have the true meaning of Christmas about being able to give back and put a smile on a young child's face and show them the meaning of Christmas. Being able to bring Santa Claus in, it's a warm feeling."

All throughout the area, the economy is having an effect on people, and say the toy giveaway is timely.

Michelee Erdmann has three children, and says the economy has made it tough. "A lot of people are struggling at this time of year, and for the basketball players to give back to the community, it speaks volumes."

Unfortunately, Harris and Morgan couldn't make it to the events to see the donations being handed out.