Better Man: Eddie Vedder Donates $10,000 to Family Following Viral Craigslist Plea

Matthew Eisman/WireImageA mother in Maryland gave her family the Christmas she dreamed of this year, thanks in part to one Eddie Vedder. According to The Washington Post, the Pearl Jam frontman donated $10,000 to the family of Tyshika Britten, who had made a Craigslist post asking for help during difficult financial times.

In her post, Britten wrote that she and her six children were facing eviction, and she did not have any money for Christmas presents. "I know it's not about the gifts, but they are kids!" she wrote. "I'm such a failure right now...please help me."

Vedder tells The Washington Post, "I was just so moved by the story and what this mother did for her children. I thought those kids must be so proud of their mother for reaching out. That takes a lot of courage."

Vedder says that he hopes his donation will serve as a "tourniquet" toward helping Britten's family recover, adding that their struggles reminded him a little of his own childhood.

"There were years there were toys from Santa, but they were used and they came from garage sales and they didn't always work," says Vedder.

Along with Vedder's donation, Britten's family received gifts that included a Playstation 4 and even a puppy in response to the Craigslist post.

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