Santa, take note, my brother. Yes I said brother. Ask about the chocolate Santa come up.
Anyway, he may wanna pull out a pen and pad because Future is giving him a run for his money.
Yesterday, the “Married to the Game” rapper held his fourth annual Winter Wish Land charity and toy drive–through his non-profit, Free Wishes Foundation that encourages kids to dream big.
The ATL kiddies sure did. They piled into Atlanta’s Bessie Branham Park where Future hooked up over 1300 dreamers with some Christmas wishes sans the Santa suit. That doesn’t mean he didn’t have elves…err corporate friends/sponsors.
Like Reebok who partnered with Free Wishes by donating 500 pairs of kicks to the cause.
Samsung doled out free tablets and headphones for the young’uns. Use with caution…
In all 1300 kids walked away with new shoes, coats and toys.
But that’s not all.
Ciara’s baby daddy was all about philanthropy this weekend. Future also attended the UNCF Masked Ball alongside Usher, Tyrese and Jeezy. All three made a gentleman’s pact to donate $25K each to the non-profit supports. Black students journey towards college enrollment.
Future is slaying the giving game this holiday season.
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Black Hollywood got in the holiday spirit last night for the “Manifest Your Destiny” 9th annual Toy Drive and Fundraiser at W Hollywood hotel.
Birth of a Nation star Nate Parker and Hill Harper arranged the festivities and called on their celeb buds to cross an item off a kid’s wish list.
“Soul Food’s” Vanessa Williams showed off her date for the evening–a Moana doll.
Vanessa, likely, put Moana under the tree with all the other donated toys that will go to impoverished kids through Salvation Army Transitional Living Center in LA and the Summer Empowerment Academy (SEA) foundation.
Checks are also appreciated–I mean look at those Kool-Aide smiles–as you can see.
The 100 Black Men of America non profit presented Nate, Hill, Karrueche and Yvonne Orji with a cool G that will go towards supporting disadvantaged youth.
Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles made it a date night.
Insecure and How To Get Away with Murder casts collided for the fundraiser.
All I want for Christmas is a Black girl magic crossover. Amirite?
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“The Wiz Live’s” Shanice Williams followed the yellow brick road home to New Jersey on Tuesday.
The Rahway, NJ native paid a visit to Harmony House, “a transitional living facility that helps homeless families find permanent housing,” in Newark to hand out Christmas gifts to local kids. Shanice had some help from “Follow the Rules” star Ja Rule.
The unlikely duo made some kids’ Christmas wishes come true when they each rolled out new bikes for them.
The holiday giveaway was made possible by the Godfather of Soul’s daughter Deanna Brown. Continuing her father’s tradition of toy giveaways through the James Brown Family Foundation whose aim is to help those who are less fortunate.
Judging by the smiling faces and hugs they all met the mark.