Meek Mill Donates 6,000 Backpacks to His Hometown School District in Philadelphia


The rapper will hand out some of the supplies himself.

Meek Mill is giving back to his Philadelphia community just in time for the back-to-school season.

The 31-year-old rapper is donating 6,000 backpacks and school supplies to low-income students at 12 schools in the neighborhood.

“Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school supplies for their kids,” Meek Mill said in a statement.

"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," he continued. 

The lyricist visited his alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, to personally hand out the supplies to students on Wednesday.

"I'm also a native of North Philadelphia, so to have [Meek Mill] come back and be a model of what it is to work hard and make your dreams come true, as you can see, it's exciting for the students," Assistant Superintendent Amelia Coleman Brown told "It's great motivation to start the school year."