Daily Sports Smile: Patriots' Lawrence Guy provides over $40,000 in baby supplies to local mothers in need

New England Patriots defensive end Lawrence Guy (93) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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New England Patriots defensive lineman Lawrence Guy offered a helping hand to local moms in the Boston area. Guy helped provide over $40,000 in baby products and gifts through his foundation. He hosted a baby shower to assist 20 moms in need.

Guy partnered with five non-profit organizations in Boston. They each assisted in identifying the 20 moms that needed assistance. The Lawrence Guy Family Foundation helped provide diapers, strollers, baby monitors and pacifiers among other items.

The baby shower took place at Gillette Stadium as the mothers was able to connect with each other.

The NFL Player’s Association honored Guy with the Week 11 Community MVP award. The NFLPA will contribute $10,000 to a charity of his choice. Guy mentioned that giving back was something that has been on his heart for a while.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to receive this award out of all the great community service that is currently being done in the NFL,” Guy said via the NFLPA official website. “Giving back has always been a priority of mine, and I am so grateful to be able to have a platform to help others and raise awareness in areas that are in need. I will continue to impact the community that shows up for me every Sunday!”

The Lawrence Guy Family Foundation has made a difference in the local community. Since 2019, the foundation’s goal mission is to provide resources and opportunities for financially disadvantaged families.

There have been several programs as well. The foundation hosts a Back to School Event and a Thanksgiving Giveaway among others. Guy hopes to distribute 400 Thanksgiving meals to families on Nov. 23.

“It touches me and my wife’s hearts when we’re able to do something for another human being,” Guy told 7 News WHDH in Boston. “Something uplifting so they can cherish that moment and help someone else out in the future.”