Tis the season of giving back! Karen Civil realized very early on the importance of giving back to the community. Her recent initiative to open the Live Civil playground in Haiti and lending a helping hand to the Hashtag Lunchbag initiative are prime examples of her many philanthropic actions. -Kia Robinson
Over the last couple of months, celebrities have been using their popularity to bring light to the importance of giving to others as well, from coat drives, canned food drives, turkey drives and simply donating their time. Check out the gallery below!
Rapper, Tyga fed the homeless with Los Angeles Mission an organization dedicated to providing help to those in need in the Los Angeles area.
Justine Skye participated with Hot 97 for their 2nd annual Lift ‘Em Up celebration that is designed to provide meals and entertainment for New Yorkers in need.
Ludacris and the Ludacris Foundation were able to provide over 250 families with holiday food baskets that included turkeys, vegetables, and other fixings for Thanksgiving Day.
The Knicks basketball team partnered with the Garden of Dreams Foundation and Kia Motors to hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner in Bronx, N.Y.
Big Sean and his Sean Anderson Foundation was able to hand out over 1,000 turkeys and treats to families in need at Detroit River Rogue High School in his hometown of Detroit, MI.
Snoop Dogg partnered with mayor James T. Butts of Inglewood, CA and gave out turkeys to families in need.
Rapper T.I. hosted his 5th annual T.I. Turkey Giveaway in collaboration with the Wade Walker Family YMCA in Atlanta GA.
Usher stopped by the Boston Children’s Hospital to support the Ryan Seacrest Foundation as they opened their 8th studio nation wide.
Rapper Jeezy stopped by a juvenile detention center in Detroit, MI and delivered a motivational speech encouraging the youth to press past their current circumstances.
Basketball star Lebron James and the Lebron James Foundation renovated the home of a Cleveland mother and her three children. His efforts were documented on HGTVs Rehab Addict, which aired November 20.
A few of the basketball players from the Golden State Warriors basketball team teamed up with Lucky Supermarket and treated five families in the California Bay Area to a holiday shopping spree.
Olympic gold medalist Carmelita Jeter and her brother Eugene “Pooh” Jeter hosted their first annual turkey drive in Gardena, California. It was their desire to give back to families in need this Thanksgiving and in doing so they were able to raise over 250 turkeys.