Help “Big Shawn” aka Santa get a play structure



We need your help! Lawrence Shawn Hart, “Big Shawn” as he is known in the Pop Warner football community in Oakland, California is a beloved community member. He is a God fearing loving father, grandfather, basketball and football coach, mentor and a license daycare provider. Shawn has dreamed of adding an outdoor play structure in the backyard for the children enrolled in his daycare; one with all the bells and whistles. He would also love to repaint the daycare’s kitchen and bathroom for the kids.

Children have always played a big part of his life. He took over the family daycare from his mom Peggy, who retired after 50 years in 2018, and renamed it Hart 2 Heart. Since 2007, Shawn has played Santa Claus for Everett and Jones Barbeque. Shawn has taken thousands of Santa pictures with delighted, sometimes squealing, children over the years. He has brought happiness, joy, and put many smiles on many little ones faces each and every year until 2019, when the Covid-19 pandemic shut down everything.

And guess what, y'all?… Santa Claus is coming BACK to town! Hallelujah! Amen! Big Shawn will make his appearance December 18, 2021, at Everett and Jones Barbeque Berkeley location, 1955 San Pablo Avenue. All children and adults must wear a mask.

This man has been a huge blessing and such a wonderful person to his community. This Christmas let’s all help grant Big Shawn (aka Santa) his Christmas wish. Let’s show him how much we appreciate him for giving back to his community for years. The funds will be used for the play structure, and to repaint the daycare’s kitchen and bathroom; any excess will be used for educational toys for the children enrolled in the daycare. Thank you in advance to all generous and loving Harts.

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