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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Remember the Lifetime flick “Homeless to Harvard”?
No…well it’s about this girl that winds up homeless, but is super bright and gets into Haaahhhvaaad. With a decent scholarship, of course. The reason I bring up Liz Murray’s story–the movie is based on a true story, BTW–is because there are thousands of Liz Murray’s annnndddd James Ward‘s that have the academic potential but limited resources to fulfill their dreams.
In a effort to change that fate Wayne State’s first lady Jacqueline Wilson created HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher). The Wayne State University’s program is designed to provide basic necessities to homeless Wayne State students or those with shaky housing situations, so they can focus on their studies.
D-native son and rapper Big Sean blessed the program with a $25,000 endowment through his Sean Anderson Foundation. The 25G’s will be used to give short-term relief to those struggling to make ends meet and balance a full course load.
The HIGH program launched in 2013 when Jacqueline came across a homeless student at Wayne State University. HIGH’s long-term goal is to help students become more stable and boost graduation rates.
Both appeal to Big Sean’s mom who is the president of the Sean Anderson Foundation.
“We see the HIGH Program as an important component of ensuring success at Wayne State, and we are proud to help strengthen its mission.” said Myra Anderson on their partnership.
To donate to the program or learn more click here.
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