Patriots tight end Hunter Henry brings gifts to local foster children

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry partnered with the Shaw’s and Star Market Foundation Tuesday night to distribute gifts to local foster children.

Henry and his wife Parker helped host a holiday party at the Providence Children’s Museum on South Street.

“It’s huge. I mean, this is what it’s all about — to give back,” said Henry “This time of year is so special, not only because it’s my birthday, but just Christmas — the Christmas spirit, so much joy. That’s what I’ve always had growing up, so hopefully — in some way — I can give these kids that same joy that I had when I was a kid.”

About 75 children in foster care, part of the program through Communities for People, and their families were on hand and went home with presents.

“It’s really special just to put a smile on these kids’ faces and be able to light them up for the day,” said Henry.

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