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Meek Mill Gave Away 100K Worth of Toys for Christmas in Philly

Meek Mill
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Meek Mill attends the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on Oct. 23, 2018 in New York City.

Meek Mill was in the spirit of giving this holiday season.

On Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), the Philadelphia rapper handed out more than $100,000 worth of toys to kids in need. In the end, about 3,000 children had a holiday full of gifts thanks to his generosity, according to WPVI-TV Philadelphia.  

"Just giving back to my neighborhood. This is where I grew up. We are able to do it so we are doing it," Mill told the ABC affiliate.

The rapper's gifts reportedly included about 500 bicycles, hundreds of shoes, backpacks, and various toys. To help organize the event, Mill teamed up with PUMA and GoPuff to host the giveaway at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center in Philly.

Mill, who grew up with a single parent, told the station he understands what it's like to grow up without presents under the tree on Christmas.

"My son can get toys for Christmas. But everybody can't afford to be in a situation where they can have a good Christmas, so we wanted to bring Christmas back to our old neighborhood," he said.

Earlier this month, Mill hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his latest album, Championship. The album was released on Nov. 30 via Maybach/Atlantic Records and is the hip-hop artist’s second chart-topper, following 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money.