Lil Wayne and our very own Karen Civil are making a major impact for 500 kids in Haiti this holiday season.
On Friday, December 18th, Karen and Wayne put together the Live Civil Christmas Giveaway where each of the 500 children were given an outfit from Wayne’s Trukfit clothing line, and an exclusive Live Civil Thinking Cap from Karen’s partnership with New Era. To add to the festivities, Haitian-American professional boxer Andre Berto surprised the kids by dressing up as Santa Clause and passing out toy! It was an amazing day.
“A lot of people tend to forget about those who are less fortunate during the holiday season, not many understand how receiving just one item could bring so much joy to a child’s life, especially if they don’t have the same everyday luxuries that the more fortunate tend to overlook. I’m just grateful to be able to give back to Haiti in any way possible,” said Lil Wayne.
Although the Christmas Giveaway excited the young children with new toys and clothes, the original message of the Live Civil playground and school remodeling — the importance of literacy, education and fun — did not deter. So much so, that Scholastic Corporation donated a book to each of the 500 children, while Karen did a live reading of her new book, Be You & Live Civil.
Karen’s dedication to giving back to Haiti is inspirational. As a first generation American, Karen has always felt obligated to go back to her parents’ home to give back. “The Live Civil initiative in Haiti is something that brings me joy! Being able to put a smile on the kids faces during the holidays is a gift within itself,” says Karen.
With 2016 vastly approaching, Karen will continue to help expand the Live Civil brand through the United States and abroad. In addition, Karen Civil recently released her first book, Be You & Live Civil available now!
Check out some photos from the amazing day below.
Photos by: Dezobri & Frederick Alexis