Meek Mill has teamed up with Puma and the School District of Philadelphia Wednesday August 29 to donate 6,000 book bags to students from 12 schools throughout the school district including his alma mater James G. Blaine Elementary.
With recent headlines surrounding legal issues in the Philadelphia Court system, Mill — née Robert Rihmeek Williams — has redirected his focus on his community by giving back to youth within the community in which he was raised.
Making sure many are prepared with books and supplies entering the 2018-2019 Philadelphia school year.
In an earlier statement, Meek Mill said “Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school supplies for their kids. 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.”
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia were also in attendance to support Meek Mill’s in his community efforts.
“We want to encourage you to continue to come to school on time each and every day and we’re glad that we’re kicking the year off with this opportunity,” said Hite.
Kenney added his words of encouragement stating, “We just want to let you know that all the adults in this room care love you, care about you and wanna see you do well and meet your potential.”
Mill ended the event by thanking everyone who came out and helped make the event possible. “Shout out to the Superintendent and the Mayor and the principal for everybody being here and you know I just wanted to come back and show my love and support,” he said.