E.J. Gaines of the St. Louis Rams and Malachi Acklin shopped for toys Tuesday at Toys R Us in Independence. Gaines, who played football at Fort Osage High School and the University of Missouri, gave 15 youngsters from the Hope Center $100 gift cards to use at the store.
E.J. Gaines of the St. Louis Rams and Malachi Acklin shopped for toys Tuesday at Toys R Us in Independence. Gaines, who played football at Fort Osage High School and the University of Missouri, gave 15 youngsters from the Hope Center $100 gift cards to use at the store. Brian Davidson Special to The Star
E.J. Gaines of the St. Louis Rams and Malachi Acklin shopped for toys Tuesday at Toys R Us in Independence. Gaines, who played football at Fort Osage High School and the University of Missouri, gave 15 youngsters from the Hope Center $100 gift cards to use at the store. Brian Davidson Special to The Star

MU grad E.J. Gaines gives back to community that nurtured him

December 22, 2015 4:02 PM