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img_0454 (1) Gayle Jackson, President, DeSean Jackson Foundation and Kayla Phillips, Actress/Model/Entrepreneur

On December 10, DeSean Jackson, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the DeSean Jackson Foundation answered an appeal for support from 95.7 The Beat (Tampa Bay’s Hip Hop & R&B Station) for its’ inaugural holiday Street Car of Hope Donation Drive, at West Shore Plaza, to collect toys, clothing, household items, gift cards to fill the TECO Line Streetcar.

Proceeds and in-kind donations from the event were distributed to The Spring of Tampa Bay and The Guardian ad Litem Program of Hillsborough County. The DeSean Jackson Foundation and Kayla Phillips made a generous donation to the event; and, Gayle Jackson, President, of the foundation appealed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ fans for support during the event. DeSean Jackson was unable to attend the event but did make a public statement of support and appreciation to 95.7 for the impact they are making in changing the lives of vulnerable individuals, families and children in our community.

IMG_0446.jpgKayla Phillips, Desmond Jackson (DeSean Jackson’s brother) and Gayle Jackson

img_0449 (1)Gayle Jackson and Kayla Phillips

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About: The Spring of Tampa Bay. Mission: To Prevent Domestic Violence, Protect Victims and promote Change in the Lives, Families and the Community. For more information, please visit http://www.thespring.org/

About: Guardian ad Litem Program of Hillsborough County. Advocates for children and youth who have been abandoned, battered abuses, neglected. For more information, please visit http://www.galtampa.org