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Chargers Help Kick Off 'Toys for Joy' Campaign

By Amanda McCord
|  Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012  |  Updated 7:26 PM PDT
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Chargers’ special teams captain Darrell Stuckey has made a huge difference in the team’s special teams’ attack this season.

This holiday season, he’s trying to make a difference off the field.

Stuckey spent his off day on Tuesday morning at the Rock Church’s Toys For Joy promotion event.

This is the 16th year Toys For Joys has used donated toys to bless San Diegans who aren't able to provide their family with all the trimmings this holiday season.

The drive is happening at the Rock Church in Point Loma and Carlsbad, accepting donations now through Dec. 8.

The drive will culminate with a special event at Lincoln High School on Saturday, Dec. 7.

There the church hopes to pass out 80,000 pounds of groceries and 10,000 toys, along with thousands of clothing items. They will begin passing out the donations at 8:00 a.m.

For their part, the Chargers donated 400 jerseys to the campaign. Among other donors were the San Diego Padres, who also contributed many jerseys, and local families from the Rock's congregation.

Tuesday morning, Stuckey gifted one such family in need at the church.

Richard Sr. Leon and his children, Brianna and Richard Jr., are involved with the Rock and Leon donates much of his time as a church volunteer.

This time, instead of his usual giving to others, Leon was able to receive gifts for his family.

“It feels good,” Leon said. “I’m doing something positive and I get happy that we get to enjoy this. It gives me a warm [feeling] inside.”

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