Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Saturday 30 September |
Saint of the Day: St. Jerome
Aleteia logo
Inspiring Stories
separateurCreated with Sketch.

A Kansas City Chiefs player helps out 50 families this Christmas

JuJu Smith-Schuster

JuJu Foundation | Twitter

Cerith Gardiner - published on 12/18/22

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster shares his Christmas spirit with families this year.

JuJu Smith-Schuster is known for his impressive skills on the football field. However, away from his role of wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, the 26-year-old has shown that he is using his God-given talents to help others.

In a recent post on Twitter, Smith-Schuster shared what the JuJu Foundation has been getting up to in order to help families this Christmas.

In fact, the player, who is happy to share his Christian beliefs, stated that the foundation had paid off $10,000 in lay-aways that helped over 50 families have a little less financial stress this Christmas.

The wide receiver explained how difficult it was for his family at times when he was growing up. As one of seven siblings there were some Christmases where he had no gifts, or he had to share them with his family.

Thankfully, his fortune has turned around, and now he is able to give back to his community through his foundation, declaring: “Being part of the community is what it’s all about.”

However, the sports star is also grateful for his position, sharing, “It’s just nice that I have an opportunity to be a role model to these kids and to give back to the community.”

The foundation’s event at Burlington was Smith-Schuster’s first in his adopted hometown of Kansas City. Hopefully it will inspire others to find ways to help others over the Christmas season.

Acts of KindnessChristmasSports
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.