PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - On Wednesday, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill and Dream Chasers donated more than 6,000 backpacks to 12 schools throughout the city’s school district.
The two made the announcement at Mill’s alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, where Mill personally handed out backpacks to students.
Students at Blaine School had a very special visitor today! Thank you to North Philly's own Meek Mill for supporting our kids. It was great joining together to distribute backpacks and talk about starting the school year right. #PHLed pic.twitter.com/qY6RxJQpTI— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 29, 2018
“Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school supplies for their kids,” Mill 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.”
District students at different grade levels will receive new backpacks and school supplies via Mill’s contribution. The backpacks were created through PUMA’s joint venture partner United Legwear.
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