Philadelphia native Meek Mill is bringing a bit of holiday cheer to his hometown this month. Philly Voice has reported that the rapper and entrepreneur is teaming up with New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers part-owner Michael Rubin to host a holiday gift giveaway in Philadelphia. The trio will put together $500,000 of bikes, video game gift cards, laptops, tablets, dolls and other gifts for families in need throughout the City of Brotherly Love. In addition, Meek Mill is expected to make a $30,000 donation to the Philadelphia chapter of 12 Days of Christmas.
Last year, Meek Mill also offered gifts to those in need. According to a report from the Black Enterprise, the Philadelphia native partnered with the REFORM Alliance to hand deliver holiday gifts to families in need around the city.
“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 Mill said during last year’s gift giveaway.
“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.”