We are used to see Kyle Van Noy wearing his helmet all the time, but this time the Patriot decided to sport his Santa hat.
That’s right. This was the right outfit for Kyle Van Noy as he and his lovely wife Marissa decided to hand out
Christmas threes, ornaments, lights, toys and winter coats to 254 families. The donation was part of the Van Noy Valor Foundation, and Kyle and Marissa brought joy to families of fostered and adopted kids.
The main mission of this foundation is providing special opportunities for adopted children and kids in foster care. Kyle did a brilliant thing, and the kids will never forget that.
“I hope they feel the spread of love and take that into their own homes and pass it on to someone else. That’s what I’m trying to do.”
The event was part of the Wonderfund of Massachusetts and HopeWell. The organizations offer services for fostered kids. HopeWell CEO Shaheer Mustava believes that this event if of great importance for the families they care about.
“Don’t even get me started on what that means for their confidence and their identity. It’s a privilege to live in a family, and people don’t realize that. Kids in foster care can often feel alone. To see somebody like Kyle who is where he is, he can be a hero to them, a role model to them. He can show them what’s possible, so that’s extremely powerful,” Shaheer said.
In October, the Patriot and Marissa had the honor to host a celebrity waiter night fundraiser. The event marked history, and many families got the chance to celebrate the holidays in the best way possible.
Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, Phillip Dorsett, Dont’a Hightower and Malcom Brown jumped in helping their teammate.
Adrienne Kennedy was invited, too, and she said Jyle is an exceptional role model.
“Hearing that he’s gone through some of the stuff these kids have gone through and showing how much he gives back to the community is huge, especially to the young kids. They really look up to him,” she said.