Tyrann Mathieu shows us how to care for the poor and oppressed.
The Arizona Cardinals Safety partnered with Heart for the City to hand out $10,000 worth of food, gifts, and cash to 10 children in nine different homes in need of a holiday cheer. Tyrann has been with this organization for two years running now. They offer sports programs, workforce development, after-school and summer programs, and much more.
Tyrann and his partners totaled $1,000 that was allocated to each child, and what remained after the food and gifts; an average of about $800, was put on a cash card for the families to use. This was based on the child’s age and family makeup.
“I like seeing people happy, I like seeing people smile and I like families together, enjoying each other,” Tyrann said. “So that’s the ultimate reason why I do it.”
Teaching people the importance of giving to others, whether time, money or energy, is one of the most valuable character traits in a child of God. The Bible is filled with verses and examples of people of all ages helping others like in Deuteronomy 15:10. “Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.”
It doesn’t matter if you have a lot to give or a little, it’s the heart that matters! You never know how a small act of kindness can draw someone closer to God.