Meek Mill may have risen to mainstream prominence, but his hometown of Philadelphia is never too far from his mind. Days before the Christmas holiday, the rapper will take a trip to his city’s Convention Center, where he will host a huge giveaway for families in need.
According to TMZ, the “Going Bad” emcee will give away more than $500,000 worth of gifts, including bikes, video game gift cards, laptops, tablets, dolls and more to struggling Philly residents on Sunday, Dec. 19. Robert Kraft, Michael Rubin and his management team at Roc Nation were among the few who reportedly contributed to the major donation.
Meek’s love for Philly has been evident in his music, his interviews and most importantly, his charitable efforts over the years. Last Christmas, with help from REFORM Alliance, PUMA, GoPuff and DocuVault, he managed to bring the holiday spirit to individuals amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reports, the rapper delivered clothes, MacBook Air laptops, iPads, tablets, Xbox Series X gaming consoles, gift cards and other toys to 35 families who were impacted by the broken justice system in his hometown, speaking to many of them via video chat.
“It’s been a tough year for all of us, but through all the ups and downs, I’ll always do my part to support and give back to the Philly community that raised me,” Meek said at the time. “I remember not having much growing up, so it’s important to use my platform to give back, especially to the families trying to provide for their kids while also dealing with the criminal justice system.”