PLANTATION, Fla. -

Miami Heat champion Dwyane Wade joined ten local families in need, as they each went on a $1,000 shopping spree at Publix Super Market this holiday season.

The families were able to spend $500 dollars on items at the super market and the remaining $500 on in-store gift cards from major retailers. 

Publix covered half of the donations for each family.

Wade's World Foundation partnered with Neighbors for Neighbors to select the families. Selections were made based on essays submitted to local Publix Super Markets.

In addition, The Collection, a car dealership in Coral Gables, provided each family with their own escort to pick up and deliver all shopping spree items to their homes. The trunks of each vehicle were filled with toys from a toy drive hosted by The Collection.