Since being released from prison in April Rapper Meek Mill has been continuing to speak about the unfair and unjust treatment he received by the criminal justice system. Wednesday (Aug 29) he decided to use that same positive energy to give back to the community.
The rapper teamed up Puma, United Legwear, the sports apparel brand Fanatics and the high-end fashion store Milano Di Rogue, and he’ll give away 6,000 backpacks throughout 12 schools in the city.
The backpacks will be given to elementary, middle, and high school students, who will get a number of school supplies like rulers, notebooks, and pens. The younger kids will receive more age-appropriate items like crayons, pencil sharpeners, and glue sticks.
In a recent statement, Meek said that he empathizes with those families who don’t have enough to purchase necessities for the school year, and it motivates him to do all he can.
“Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school supplies for their kids” he explained. “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”
Meek even went to his alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School to give out the backpacks personally. (Check video at the bottom of page).