New York Giants continue their good work during the holiday season

New York Giants, Eli Manning
Dec 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) celebrates with running back Saquon Barkley (26) and offensive guard Kevin Zeitler (70) after his second touchdown pass of the game during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

With the holiday season upon us, members of the New York Giants and the New York Giants organization brightened up the holiday seasons for some.

Here are some of the heartwarming stories from this week:

The New York Giants held a coat drive on December 1st before the game against the Green Bay Packers.  Fans attending the game could bring a gently worn or new coat or hooded sweatshirt to the New York Cares or Hoodies for the Homeless volunteers at the gate entrances located at MetLife Stadium.  The coats and hoodies will be given to men, women, and children at homeless shelters and other community outreach organizations in the local area to stay warm this upcoming Winter.

The New York Giants also surprised Army Veteran Raymond Lynch with a service dog as he has been on the waiting list for a year.  This dog serves as a source of emotional support for Lynch.  Lynch was ecstatic to meet his new buddy, as was the dog!

The New York Giants honored spine surgeon and Army Veteran Dr. Ronald Lehman and his patient Army Veteran Dimitri Madouros who helped him in getting better.  They also honored Army Veteran Sean O’Brien for his service.

20% of gear purchased on December 3rd and 4th on will be donated to Tackle Kids Cancer which goes to research at the Children’s Cancer Institute.

New York Giants Oshane Ximines partnered with Modell’s Sporting Goods to make a lucky fan day.   Ximines helped him get ready for game day by picking out New York Giants gear and apparel.

Running back Saquon Barkley visited the Covenant House to work with them for their Sleep Out Fundraiser to help homeless youth.  Barkley does great work with this organization which is dedicated to helping those less fortunate.  Barkley also met with cancer survivor George Taylor who is a major New York Giants fan.  Barkley spent the day with him and both had an absolutely wonderful time.

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram visited cancer patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and teamed up with Hess Toy Trucks to brighten the day!

With the holiday season looming it is nice to see all of the joy being spread by the New York Giants community!

These are just some of the good things that happened this week in the Giants community, stay tuned for next week’s edition!