Imagine LL Cool J giving a rundown on the dinner specials while doing his signature lip lick. And asking what you wanted to order?
This Zane-like fantasy became a reality (in a PG-13 kind of way) when the Doin’ It rapper played waiter at Chris Paul’s Celebrity Server dinner to raise money for his family foundation Sunday.
LL Cool J wasn’t the only celeb to don a waiter jacket. Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix suited up for the LA Clipper’s cause. LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers took orders from host Chris Paul for a change.
Speaking of delegating like a boss. Chris was doing just that during a pre-game server session, on the proper way to pour wine.
For what not to do refer to former baller Sam Cassell.
ET co-host Kevin Frazier emceed the charity dinner while his colleague Nischelle Turner waited tables.
Attendees also got an added treat when Chris Paul and LL Cool J played an impromptu lip sync battle of Snoop’s Gin & Juice.
The Chris Paul Family Foundation “provides resources that enrich and strengthen healthy development of strong communities.”
They may be rivals on the hardwood, but off the court NBA power forwards–LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul–are teaming up to help Flint get clean water.
The ballers hooked up with an online organic store–Thrive Market to donate bottled water and nutritious food to those affected by the Flint water crisis.
Please continue to support the residents of Flint. LeBron, Melo and I partnered with Thrive Market to donate water and access to nutritious food over the coming months to the families who have been affected.
Posted by Chris Paul on Monday, February 22, 2016
But nothing tops 7-year-old Isiah Britt’s contribution to the water-plagued city. The Gainesville, Virginia res was just as sympathetic as the rest when he learned about the Flint water crisis (despite the lack of media coverage, Flint is still hurting.) from his parents.
The pre-teen was all set to send water to Eisenhower Elementary in Flint, until he learned the kids were more in need of hand sanitizer. Because need clean water to wash their hands. Duh? It’s kind of a no-brainer when you think about it.
After finding out how much hand sanitizer he would need for each, Isiah set up a GoFundMe account with a goal of $500. Once that was reached Isiah raised the bar–he wanted to provide hand sanitizer dispensers to every elementary school in Flint.
The kid’s lofty goal paid off. He raised over $10,000. More than enough hand sanitizer dispensers for each school along with refills and disinfectant wipes.
“That was the best day of my life, trying to help a different school,” Isiah told WTVR. “It doesn’t matter if you’re small. It doesn’t mean you can’t do big things.”
I think this is just one of the big things Isiah will do.
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For those lacking the holiday spirit theme of spreading goodwill,you might want to follow the lead of these generous celebs.
Funnyman Kevin Hart took time off his many jobs (in my Phaedra Parks voice) to treat 150 lucky LA-based kids with Toyz ‘R Us gift cards worth $100. Hart joined Clippers player Chris Paul that urged kiddos to FIRST buy something for others and then treat themselves. The pay-it-forward lesson also applied to Paul and Hart’s kids that joined in on the giving.
Watch Hart’s Oprah moment here.
Not to be outdone in the generosity department, newbie couple Kylie Jenner and rapper Tyga handed out toys at LA’s Childrens’ Hospital.
Meanwhile, down south, “Real Housewife of Atlanta” Kandi Burruss held a “Warm Hearts” coat and blanket drive. Through her Kandi Kares Foundation, team Burress (including Riley and step-daughter Kaela) collected donated blankets and childrens’ coats to distribute at a local shelter.
Back East, VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” plans to send 100 jail inmates holiday care packages. Given that one member of the tat squad may be facing hard time (O’Shit) it’s not surprising this would be their cause to herald.If you want Black Ink to send a care package to an inmate, here’s what you do: 1. Follow @blackinkmag on Twitter 2. Repost Black Ink Magazine, issue 2, on Facebook 3. Send IG info, inmate info to firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Tagged Celebs Giving Back, Chris Paul, Inmate Holiday Care Packages, Kandi Kares Foundation Warm Hearts coat drive, Kevin Hart, Kylie Jenner, LA Childrens' Hospital gift giveaway, RHOA Kandi Burruss, Toys R' Us gift card giveaway, Tyga, VH1 "Black Ink Crew"