Kawhi Leonard believes in giving back.

After being named the 2014-15 NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, Leonard received an oversized trophy and keys to a new KIA Sorrento. While Leonard was gracious about receiving the award and trophy, he might be more excited about the car, which he donated to Respite Care, a center providing aid for children in need.

“Respite Care needs that car to transfer kids and give them a chance to see a better side of life,” said Leonard, a star forward for the San Antonio Spurs.

Respite Care, a charity that looks after children with special needs or those who have been taken into protective custody as a result of abuse, has been in dire need of a new vehicle to shuttle children around the city. The average car for the charity center has 150,000 miles on it, and officials haven't purchased a new vehicle since opening in 1987. Respite Care CEO Bert Pfiester said the new car will be used to take children to doctor appointments, museums, the zoo and the occasional Spurs game.

“For Kawhi to make this gesture, he’s holding these kids high, and many of these kids have never had someone think of them,” said Pfiester.

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