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The new school year is upon us and according to TMZ, Meek Mill donated 6,000 backpacks to kids at his alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

The charitable gesture is a collaboration between the rapper, Puma, sports apparel brand Fanatics, United Legwear, and Philly’s luxury store Milano Di Rogue. Three different types of backpacks were offered, suited for elementary school, middle school and high school students. The elementary bags included freebies like pencil sharpeners, rulers and crayons, while high schoolers received dry erase markers, notebooks, pens and glue sticks.

Meek told TMZ he knows what it’s like to come from a struggling family who couldn’t afford school supplies. “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 said.

Also, in case you missed it, Meek Mill talked about prison reform on the ‘Wrongful Conviction’ podcast.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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