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Sixers’ Tobias Harris makes several donations to COVID-19 relief

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Members of the Philadelphia 76ers keep doing their bit to help the community during the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes several donations from Tobias Harris.

Harris is donating to Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia to provide three months of mortgage payment assistance to 12 families in Philadelphia experiencing hardship.

“This is a huge blessing and means one less thing to worry about,” said Sharon, a Philadelphia mother with two sons in a Habitat home, per Philly Voice’s Kyle Neubeck. “I’m grateful and this has eased my mind and my worries. It is so amazing that Tobias would be that generous.”

On Tuesday, Harris is thanking frontline workers for what they’re doing by partnering with Chick-Fil-A to give lunch to 250 healthcare workers at Temple University Hospital.

“We’re experiencing one of the biggest crises in the history of humankind,” Harris said in a statement. “Being able to provide kindness to people putting their lives at risk in hospitals and supporting Philadelphia families in dire need of help is an important responsibility for me.”

On top of that, Harris is also donating 20,000 children’s books for at-home libraries as part of his continued partnership with Read by 4th. This will ensure that nearly 5,000 children can continue to practice their reading skills while they learn at home. Harris is planning to host virtual “Tobias Lit Labs” as well, where he’ll read books aloud and participate in games to help keep students engaged with their learning.

Just a few days ago, we posted another update about Mike Scott providing meals for 600 staff members at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and noted what other Sixers players have been doing, too. The team’s work off the court during the coronavirus pandemic has been fantastic. Good on Harris and everyone else for how they’ve been helping those in need.