Rapper Meek Mill Donates Thousands of Backpacks to Kids in Philadelphia

August 31, 2018 Updated: August 31, 2018

Rapper Meek Mill showed up at his alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School in Philadelphia, on the morning of Aug. 29, to give out backpacks and surprise the kids just in time for the back-to-school season.

According to TMZ, Meek Mill teamed up “with Puma, sports apparel Fanatics, United Legwear and Philly’s luxury store Milano Di Rogue to donate more than 6,000 backpacks to students in the city.”

TMZ also reported that the backpacks have three different types, respectively for elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools students. The supplies within include pencil sharpeners, rulers, glue sticks and crayons for kids, with dry erase markers, notebooks, and pens for high schoolers.

Meek Mill told TMZ that he personally knows how it feels for families to struggle financially during this season because of memories that have stayed with him, making him dedicated to giving back to his hometown.