Eddie Vedder Saved Christmas For A Family Of 6 In Need, Is A Modern Day Santa Claus
It doesn’t get Eddie Vedder than this: saving Christmas for a family of six in need, sharing the holiday spirit to those who needed it the most. Tyshika Britten saw Craigslist, a website she typically uses to advertise her hairstyling services, as her only out. Faced with the proposition of telling her young children who still believe in Santa Claus that it had been a rough year for Santa and he wouldn’t be bringing presents, or standing on the street with a red bucket to beg for donations, she instead turned to Craigslist to make an impassioned plea for help.
The mother of penned a heartbreaking Craigslist post, explaining how she and her six children (5 boys and 1 baby girl) would soon be evicted from their home in Maryland. That Craigslist listing was picked up by The Washinton Post, and from there it went viral.
When Pearl Jam front man and rocker Eddie Vedder saw the Craigslist listing he took a break for from his 2-month-long celebration of the Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series, and he got involved in changing this family’s Christmas in the best of ways.
According to Consequence of Sound, Eddie Vedder mailed the family a $10,000 check, enough money to help them stay in their Maryland home and stave off eviction. Here’s what Eddie Vedder had to say when asked ‘why’ he chose to donate $10,000 to this family in need “There were years there were toys from Santa, but they were used and they came from garage sales and they didn’t always work.” Saying that this family’s experience rang true to his own childhood, and he just wanted to make a difference.
In addition to the $10,000 from Eddie Vedder, once the world saw that he’d gotten involved the family was flooded with gifts. With hundreds of people sending items ranging from a PlayStation 4 to a puppy, and everything in between.
To read the mother’s Craigslist post you can head on over to The Washington Post.