HOUSTON -- Standing next to aisle B50 where Nate Berkus lamps are being sold, a young girl started singing Lauryn Hills Killing Me Softly by request.On this cold Sunday afternoon at Target, her mom, meanwhile, was telling Monja Willis about the talent of her daughter.She can really sing, said Willis, who hugged the girl before moving on to mingle with other families.Willis was co-hosting an event with her son --?James Harden, the 27-year-old MVP candidate from the Houston Rockets -- for 20 single moms, who were given instructions to get their children anything they wanted for Christmas.Well, almost anything.No cell phones, said Willis, who is a a single mom with three kids of her own, including her youngest, Harden.For the last five years, Harden and many of his family members have gone through the store to help single moms and their kids pick out items. This year, Hardens foundation spent roughly $1,500 per family so single moms could buy groceries, toys and clothes.We always wanted to give back, and James is a big kid at heart, Willis said. We figure this would be the best thing to do.Willis worked for nearly 30 years at AT&T as a dispatcher in Los Angeles and had to save every penny to put food on the table. Once a year, Willis would receive a bonus check from AT&T for various amounts which turned into Christmas money.After I started making a little bit more money at AT&T, we would get a bonus check in February and I would hold onto that check until December and thats how I was able to shop for my kids, she said. I asked them for five things on their list and if I was able to get two or three of them and to see their faces when they opened up the gifts, I was happy to see the smiles on their face. I was happy, the joy in their heart.?Christmas is real special, its special to everybody as it should be.The families selected came from one of the oldest sections of the city, the Third Ward. The moms came with babies and teenagers, pushing red shopping carts while Harden and Willis walked behind them offering suggestions.Its tough, theyre so shy in the beginning, Harden said of the children. Once they realize how cool I am and I have a conversation with them, they open up. It takes some time and once they get around to the toys it makes it a lot easier.Willis can relate to the single moms.It was very hard, but you just have to have in your heart to do it, Willis said. You might not be able to get your kids everything they want, but if they get one gift, it should be OK for them. It was hard. But you just have to keep trying and save up those pennies and dimes and catch the sales and do what you have to do.While Hardens financial success has allowed her to retire and move from city to city with Harden during his NBA career, she said giving back and helping those in need is something everyone should do, especially during the holiday season.I dont look at what James make, I look at having extra and doing that for families for Christmas and what we do for Thanksgiving, Willis said. Its a blessing to share with other families. Its not important what he makes, he could be a manager at McDonalds. If you have an extra dime and do something for somebody else, thats a blessing for me and my family. I dont look at what he makes. He has a good job, just like some of these other CEOs. Whatever we could do to help out to make a kids heart smile thats what we try to do. Trevor Lewis Kings Jersey . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. Jeff Carter Kings Jersey . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. http://www.kingsauthentic.com/authentic-rob-blake-kings-jersey/ . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. Butch Goring Kings Jersey . Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets. Alec Martinez Jersey . PAUL, Minn. The Dudley BoyzMembers:?Bubba Ray Dudley,?D-Von DudleyWWE tag team debut: Sept. 2, 1999Tag team accomplishments9-time WWE Tag team champions, most in WWE history as a team; firstt win on Feb.dddddddddddd 27, 2000 (No Way Out) ' ' '
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