On Tuesday, five Bengals players not only served Thanksgiving dinner at the City Gospel Mission to those in need, but they also sat down and spoke with the group of more than 100 men, women and children in attendance, too.
Those Bengals players were Carlos Dunlap, Michael Johnson, Cedric Ogbuehi, Brandon LaFell and Carl Lawson.
Afterwards, the players ran over to the City Gospel Mission's "Exchange" where they helped 40 underprivileged families shop for donated Thanksgiving grocery items including giving each shopper a turkey donated by the players through TBS Meats.
It’s just a small part of what Bengals players are doing this holiday season to give back to the Cincinnati community, but it certainly has a very large impact.
"We like taking the helmet off and not just at work, we like getting into the community and getting active in the community because this is our community now, this is our home," Dunlap told WLWT on Tuesday. "People's face light up when that happens and that's the feeling that I get and that's the feeling that I enjoy and that's the reason why I do it."
You can also consider helping City Gospel Mission. They’re seeking new children's clothes and toy donations for Christmas. Donations can be dropped off at the mission, located at 1805 Dalton Ave., Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.