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NBA star James Harden donates supplies to Haiti

Harden says that he hopes to increase opportunities for more Haitian children to play basketball. AP photo

Nine-time NBA all-star James Harden announced he is working with his Impact13 Foundation to donate supplies to Haitian children. 

The 5,000 essential items will include backpacks, water bottles, and shoes. Alongside the platform Gopuff, 3,000 personal hygiene products will also be donated. 

In addition to this initiative, Harden, who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, has also supported the construction of a new basketball court alongside Foundation Barbancourt that will highlight artwork by Olivier A. Ganthier. 

Harden said that he decided to focus on Haiti after his Haitian friend told him about what work the Foundation has done throughout the country.

“Bringing the game of basketball as well as other resources to Haiti would give the youth more opportunities to have a better life,” Harden told Yahoo Sports. “Sports have the power to change lives.”

Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at or on Twitter @larisakarr.

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