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How some of our favorite Artists Gave Back in 2020

words by: Kai Acevedo
Jan 5, 2021

2020 was a rough year. However, it did showcase the good in people. Entertainers stepped up in many ways, especially for the holidays. Here’s how some of our favorite artists gave back for the holidays in 2020.

 

Travis Scott gave out toys, food, Christmas trees, blankets, shoes and COVID protective gear to 1,000 students in Houston, Texas

 

Roddy Ricch hosted a toy drive in Compton 

 

Beyoncé pledged $5,000 grants to families facing eviction or foreclosure

 

Lil Wayne and Young Money hosted a toy drive and coat giveaway in New Orleans 

 

André 3000 supported Meals On Wheels’ “Pass It Down” campaign 

 

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Meek Mill donated MacBooks, iPads, clothing, Xbox consoles to Philadelphia families impacted by the criminal justice system and $30,000 to Philly’s Twelve Days of Christmas organization

 

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Rick Ross shuts down Walmarts in Mississippi to host toy drives

 

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21 Savage played Secret Santa to more than 30 children

 

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In support of the Plating Change program and small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pharrell Williams purchased $20,000 worth of meals (which were donated to families in need) from Eddie’s Chesapeake Bay Crabhouse, a Black-owned restaurant in Norfolk, Virginia  

 

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