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Dwyane Wade Foundation & Publix Helping Families For The Holidays

FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) - Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is spreading a little Christmas cheer to ten deserving families.

On Sunday, Wade will join the families at a South Florida Publix store  where they will be given $1,000 each to go on a shopping spree. Each family will be able to spend $500 on items at the super market and the remaining $500 may be spent on in-store gift cards from major retailers. Publix is covering half of the donations made to each family.

The Wade's World Foundation partnered with Neighbors 4 Neighbors to select the families.

Selections were made based on essays submitted to local Publix super markets.

In addition to the shopping spree, there will be food and drinks for the families, as well as activity stations for children such as gingerbread house and cupcake making stations.

At the end of the day The Collection, a car dealership in Coral Gables, will provide each family with their own escort to pick up and deliver all shopping spree items to their homes. The trunks of each vehicle will be filled with toys from a toy drive hosted by the dealership.

This is not the only cheer Wade spread over the weekend.  On Saturday he announced on social media that he'd gotten engaged to long time girlfriend Gabrielle Union.   On Instagram, he posted a pictured of Union wearing a large diamond ring with the caption, "She said YES!!!"

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