Rapper Kodak Black Donates 5,000 Turkeys to Underprivileged Families Across South Florida

Toby Hazlewood

Bringing the holiday spirit while in rehab

Rapper Kodak Black may have been ordered to enter rehab after failing a drugs test in September, but it didn't stop him from demonstrating enormous good will and holiday spirit to his fellow-Floridians.

On November 23, he paid in the region of $14,500 to have 5,000 turkeys distributed to those in need across underprivileged neighborhoods in South Florida. The turkeys were delivered by members of his team.

His act of enormous charity followed on from a similar initiative before Thanksgiving in 2020, when he provided 1,000 turkeys to families in need, while incarcerated in jail.

Black had been jailed along with fellow rapper Lil' Wayne for lying on an application to buy a gun. While he was pardoned earlier this year by outgoing President Donald Trump, the failed drug test was a violation of his release conditions for this crime, and another allegation of assaulting a minor in 2016.

What his case demonstrates is that while a person can commit wrongdoings, it doesn't deny them the desire or ability to do good for the benefit of others, via acts of great charity.

Other notable acts of charity

It was Black's acts of charity and community spirit that were mentioned by the White House as being the reasons for his pardon. According to a White House source, cited by the BBC at the time:

"He has committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts, such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged.[He has also] paid for the notebooks of school children, provided funding and supplies to daycare centers, provided food for the hungry, and annually provides for underprivileged children during Christmas"

His kindness this Thanksgiving will no doubt make a big impression for the 5,000 South Florida families who are enjoying a turkey dinner this year, courtesy of Kodak Black!

What do you think about such acts of generosity and kindness? What are you most grateful for this holiday season? Let me know in the comments section below.

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