Meek Mill Is Donating 6,000 Backpacks Filled With School Supplies To Philly Students
The Philly native gave 500 bookbags full of school supplies to students on Wednesday and will be distributing plenty more.
August 30, 2018 at 8:44 pm
Meek Mill is sending Philadelphia youth back to school in style.
The Philly native gave 500 bookbags full of school supplies to students on Wednesday.
Rapper @MeekMill to donate more than 6000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Philly school children. The two-day event started this morning at the rapper’s alma mater in Strawberry Mansion. We take a look at the effort on @CBSPhilly at Noon. pic.twitter.com/iCX6OjROaY
— Jan Carabeo (@JanCarabeoCBS3) August 29, 2018
The Dreams and Nightmares rapper teamed up with the School District of Philadelphia for the event. Meek plans to hand out 6,000 bags over two days to students in 12 schools, according to CBS Philly.
Thank you @MeekMill for giving back! The students will enjoy their new backpacks and school supplies ????????✏️
What a great way to kick off the school year! ???? #PHLed
— Philadelphia Schools (@PHLschools) August 29, 2018
“We are excited that so many of our students will have brand new backpacks and school supplies for this school year, and are grateful to Meek Mill and the Dream Chasers for giving back to the community,” district superintendent Dr. William R. Hite said in a press release acquired by People Magazine. “This visit is something our students won’t soon forget and is a wonderful way to kick off the new school year.”
Meek wanted to give back to the kids because he watched others struggle during his childhood.
“Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school supplies for their kids,” Meek said. “Those memories stay with me, and that’s why I’m committed to giving back to families in my hometown, putting smiles on kids’ faces and helping them start the school year on the right note with the right supplies.”
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