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A D.C. center for homeless children got a surprise visit this morning from Washington Wizards point guard John Walland a $400,000 donation.

Bright Beginnings, an early childhood development and learning organization that serves around 162 children a day, announced the contribution in a news release. The money from Wall will help the center open its second planned facility in Ward 8, which will serve 100 additional children and their families and is expected to open in 2017.

Wall’s donation, made through his John Wall Family Foundation, brings the total raised for the project to more than $5.8 million. The total cost of the project is estimated at $7.5 million, according to Bright Beginnings.

Photo of John Wall and Bright Beginnings Director Betty Jo Gaines courtesy Bright Beginnings