During his career, Nick was involved in numerous contributions in his community. He founded 'Nickels for Nick', a program that raises money to support Meals on Wheels and provided financial assistance to Asia Akins and her daughter after their apartment burnt down in the fall of 2000. Anderson scored more than 10,000 points in a Magic uniform but he’ll be remembered just as much for the assists he gave off the court. Some around the Orlando community dubbed him “Saint Nick” for his generosity that earned him the inaugural Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award in 1996. Anderson displayed an especially heartfelt touch around the holidays, planning Thanksgiving dinners for senior citizens and leading Christmas toy drives for kids who otherwise might have been forgotten.