It’s the giving season! Some celebrities spun the block for annual givebacks this year, and others hosted their first related event. In the spirit of community, here’s a short list of celebs who put on ahead of Christmas with toy drives.
Jeezy Partners With Amazon To Give Away Toys
First on the list is Jeezy. Despite his personal life being in the headlines amid his divorce from Jeannie Mai, the Atlanta rapper made some time for the kids!
According to Atlanta News First, a gift-giving extravaganza grew to new heights this year with a donation from Amazon. The company dished out $30,000 for a holiday giveaway benefiting College Park, Atlanta residents.
Jeezy ditched the traditional toy drives scene and helped deliver gifts through his foundation, Streetz Dreamz Foundation.
Still, the delivery was a collective effort. City workers, police officers, firefighters, and a caravan with a Santa Claus character all participated in driving to different neighborhoods on Dec. 16. Kids got toys, warm clothing, technology like laptops, and bikes and scooters.
“Seeing kids open their doors and not expect Santa Claus to not be in front of their apartment or hours and see that wonder and look in their eyes, it is absolutely incredible,” College Park Mayor Bianca Motley Broom reportedly said.
Latto Is Here For Toy Drives, Especially Hers
Like Jeezy, rapper Latto took it back to her old stomping grounds for her holiday giveback! She popped over to Clayton County for her annual Christmas toy drive on Dec. 16. For context, Latto attended Lovejoy High School in the county.
The ‘Big Energy’ artist hosted the event at Clayton State University’s gymnasium with the assistance of commissioner Dr. Alieka Anderson. She reportedly donated over $350,000 and distributed toys for her local community, per FOX 5 Atlanta.
Peep how she put on for her people below.
WE LOVE TO SEE IT🎄| Latto put in on da floor for kids with her 3rd annual ‘Christmas in Clayco’ toy drive! 👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/vj3zysjmHZ
— KenBarbie™ (@itsKenBarbie) December 17, 2023
Kendrick Lamar Spreads Holiday Cheer In The West
Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar took his giveback spirit to the West Coast. He made a pit stop in Compton on Dec. 16 for the city’s annual toy drive. It was held at Enterprise Park.
According to VIBE, Lamar pulled up in a comfy-casual look that included a white tee, blue jeans, and a previously worn pair of Adidas Sambas.
While at the Christmas In Compton Toy Giveaway, Lamar reportedly embraced and took photos with the locals, including kids, activists, barbers, and event volunteers.
At this time, it’s unclear if Lamar contributed to the funds used to host the event.
See the photos below.