Dallas Mavericks Give Back: The Local Impact of NBA Cares Season of Giving

The Dallas Mavericks partnered with Buckner International and Albertsons to give 250 North Texas families a Thanksgiving meal.

Deron Williams

Photo Credit: Danny Bollinger

Devin Harris and Deron Williams gave out turkeys with all the trimming today to families in need at Buckner International. Albertsons generously supported the event by donating the sides, including green beans, corn, butter potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, candied yams and cake mix.

Throughout NBA Cares Season of Giving, the NBA and its teams and players are out in their communities hosting hundreds of charitable events across the country in an effort to brighten the holidays for thousands of children and families.

This is the sixth year that the Mavs have partnered with Buckner International to hand out Thanksgiving meals and the fourth year that the club has partnered with Albertsons.

About Buckner International:
Buckner International is a global, faith-based ministry dedicated to transforming the lives of orphans, vulnerable children, families and elders in the United States
and around the world. Founded in 1879 in Dallas, Texas, today Buckner serves more than half a million people in 18 countries worldwide through a variety of programs designed to protect children and build strong families. These programs include foster care and adoption, family transition programs, community-based family preservation programs and retirement services for the elderly. Buckner also provides humanitarian aid and crisis relief to poverty-stricken families in the United States and worldwide. Learn more and get involved at buckner.org.

About Mavs Care:
The Dallas Mavericks strive to be champions on the court and in the community. We are dedicated to building a stronger community through educational programs, health and wellness initiatives, environmental efforts, support for military veterans, and grants to nonprofit organizations. Through our community programs and the Mavs Foundation, we are changing lives in North Texas and have impacted thousands of children, families and communities. Learn more at Mavs.com/Community.