Derrick Henry’s annual giveaway brings early Christmas for 500 local kids

Volunteers from NFL star’s foundation pass out toys at Yulee Walmart

Yulee native Derrick Henry, who plays for the Tennessee Titans, brings holiday cheer to his roots by providing free gifts within the local area.

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – Christmas came early for hundreds of families in Yulee on Saturday thanks to hometown hero Derrick Henry.

The Nassau County native and NFL star hosted his annual toy giveaway at the Walmart on State Road 200.

Volunteers from his Two All Foundation passed out toys to the first 500 kids who arrived at the Walmart in Yulee.

Henry, a Yulee High alum who plays for the Tennessee Titans, loves to come back to the First Coast and donate his time and money to better our community.

Because of his schedule, Henry couldn’t be at Saturday’s giveaway in person but he appeared via video conference.

Henry’s been hosting this event for several years.

The former Heisman Trophy winner takes pride in giving back to kids who are growing up in the same place he did.

Henry has given away thousands of toys over the years, he’s also done backpack and bicycle drives in the past, as well as taking local kids on shopping sprees.

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