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Kodak Black buys Christmas presents for Florida kids

The incarcerated rapper spent $20,000 on a local toy drive that he organized this holiday season.

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Kodak Black found a way to give back for the holidays, even from behind bars. This week, the 23-year-old rapper spent $20,000 on a toy drive benefiting kids in his hometown of Broward County, Florida. According to TMZ, Kodak organized the drive himself, instructing his team to purchase games, stuffed animals, Legos, dolls, scooters, remote control cars and more.

The outlet reports that Kodak also gave away $100 and $50 gift cards. Over 60 families and 100 kids reportedly showed up at Kodak’s lawyer Bradford Cohen’s office to receive the gift cards and presents. To cap off the festivities, the families were also treated to a pizza party.

“[Kodak Black] has done more charity from behind bars then [sic] most do in their lifetime,” Cohen wrote on Instagram. “He directs from prison the type of things he wants to do and the people he wants to help.”

“Sometimes I will mention a story that I have read about a family or person that is down on their luck or injured in some way and he will say let’s do this for them or that for then,” he continued. “Sometimes he wants it done anonymously, to this day there are families across America that have no idea Kodak paid for schools, funerals, trips and presents.”

Back in November, Kodak spent $15,000 to purchase 1,000 Thanksgiving turkeys for families in Pompano Beach.

“It worked out great,” Cohen told the Miami Herald at the time. “Families lined up and were happy.”

In March, the rapper also donated books and school supplies to local kids who were learning at home due to the pandemic. He’s currently serving time for a federal weapons violation charge and is expected to be released in August of 2022. In October, Kodak was transferred to an Illinois prison after alleging abusive mistreatment from guards at the USP Big Sandy prison in Kentucky.

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