T.I. is giving back to residents in his hometown Atlanta, Georgia just in time for Thanksgiving. On Wednesday (Nov. 24), the rapper teamed up with the Harris Community Work organization for his 16th annual turkey giveaway. Per reports, he was able to give out over 1,000 turkeys to those in need.
The event was held outside Jackson Memorial Baptist Church and sponsored by Chick-fil-A, Humana and Papa John’s, who also made a $100,000 contribution toward the Harris Community Work’s local efforts. Those in attendance included Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Councilwoman Andrea Boone and DC Young Fly, who captured his thoughts on the giveaway on social media.
T.I. is the latest artist to use his platform for philanthropic acts this holiday season. Like him, Quavo held down residents in Atlanta on Tuesday (Nov. 23), donating turkeys via his Quavo Cares Turkey Drive. Kodak Black distributed 5,000 turkeys to several neighborhoods in South Florida, including Sistrunk and Sunland, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, North Miami, Miami’s Little Haiti community. Even Snoop Dogg volunteered at a giveaway intended to hand over turkeys to people in Inglewood.
“As a kid, I dreamed of a lot of things and to be able to give back was one of the things that I’ve always dreamed about,” the Doggystyle rapper explained in a statement. “Because I was a kid that wanted it and had aspirations, so once I became successful and was able to connect with the mayor and connect with a city like Inglewood, to be able to give back annually and to make sure it really touches the community.”
While T.I.’s recent donation focuses on food, the Paper Trail emcee his sight set on gifting Atlanta residents with affordable housing. The development, which is more than 30% complete, will include a community center, garden, greenhouse and over 140 affordable housing units.
See DC Young Fly’s post below.