Meek Mill donates more than 6,000 backpacks to Philadelphia students

On Wednesday, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill and DreamChasers 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.

"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."


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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.

The district thanked Mill for giving back, tweeting, "What a great way to kick off the school year."


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