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Every month, the NBA chooses one player from across the league for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente. The award honors the NBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities. This player is recognized for his outstanding efforts in the community and for his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work!

October 2008: Amar’e Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns
November 2008: Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks
December 2008: Peja Stojakovic, New Orleans Hornets
January 2009: Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
February 2009: Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia 76ers
March 2009: Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets
April 2009: Leon Powe, Boston Celtics
Offseason 2009: Daequan Cook, Miami Heat