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CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Some families in Camden got an early Thanksgiving surprise thanks to a local NBA product Thursday.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who plays for the Charlotte Hornets, handed out free turkeys and gift cards to more than 150 families at the Salvation Army KROC Community center.

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The 25-year-old grew up in nearby Somerdale.

He’s the grandson of the late Reverend Renee McCleary, a well-known past and educator in Camden.

Kidd-Gilchrist’s Hornets visit the Sixers Friday night.