Mon 21 Nov 2011
The Holiday season is all back giving back. Most of us here are blessed enough to have a roof over our heads (you’re checking the Internet) and enough to make ends meet. This year the YMCMB family held their 17th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway in New Orleans. It was Weezy’s first year actually making back for the event and he seemed really taken back by giving back to his community. Baby and Slim were also present to speak on the occasion.
After the jump, you can information on how you can also join in and make some donations via clothing, food and aid. Rappers Fabolous, Mistah Fab, Ludacris and Lupe are just a few others doing their part in helping those in need.
Fab, Trey Songz and Hot97 have also organized a coat drive with Dr. Jays in the the New York City area. Jackets and coats can be donated at any Dr. Jays location. More information is available at - 3Kings Coat Drive information.
If you’re located outside of the NYC/NJ area and would like to donate: Please send in your coats & winter gear to
New York Cares Coat Drive: 157 W 31st Street, New York, NY 10001
Check out the New York Cares website for other ways to help those in need.
Keshia Knight Pulliam and Ludacris joined forces with their non-profit organizations Kamp Kizzy and The Ludacris Foundation to exceed their initial goal of 250 families to feed 500 families for the Thanksgiving holiday. For the past two weeks bins were placed throughout Atlanta at Straits Restaurant, Wet Willies and Beya Salon Studios for the community to donate canned goods and non-perishable items for the food drive. Each family received gift baskets with canned vegetables, stuffing, mashed potatoes as well as fresh sweet potatoes, collard greens and turkeys. For more information on ongoing initiatives please visit www.kampkizzy.org and www.theludacrisfoundation.org
Over on the West Coast, Mitsah Fab is also helping out this holiday season.
Lupe has also organized a coat drive for the Chicago area.
Some drop off locations in Evanston were added to the 2011 Fiasco Foundation Coat Drive. Check them below and give what you can!
Evanston Drop Off Locations:
McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove, M-F 5am-10pm Sat-Sun 7am-6pm
Vincent & Co Hair Designs, 1626 Orrington, Evanston M-F 9am-6:30pm, Saturday 9-5pm
Turin Bicycles: 1027 Davis St, Evanston M-F 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm.
Coat drive prizes and more Evanston coat drive info is available at www.sleevecandy.com/coatfiasco.
Chicago Drop Off Locations:
New Birth Christian Center, 5335 W. Lemonye
Swank Publishing, 4223 W. Lake St. #342
Brown Sugar Bakery, 328 E. 75th st.
Soul Vegetarian East, 205 E. 75th St.
Northeastern Illinois University, Center for Inner-City Studies 700 E. Oakwood
Chicago State University Student Center, 9501 S. King Drive