Meek Mill Love The Kids: Donating $10k To His Old High School In Philly

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December 23, 2012 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong
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The Philadelphia School System is in the midst of a crisis and rapper Meek Mill, a Philly native, is trying to do his part according to All Hip Hop.

Meek found out last Thursday that 37 schools are set to shut down (at the end of the school year provided it is approved by the School Reform Commission), including his former high school, Strawberry Mansion High School. He took to Twitter to voice his displeasure saying, “They about to close down 37 schools in Philly…. They gone have kids from different hoods going 2 schools in different hoods # problems.” He continues by saying, “37 schools being closed in Philly ….gone be the worst thing 2 happen 2. Philly!”

But he decided to do more than talk. Although his alma mater is closing, Meek is donating $10,000 to the school as well as Puma sneakers to the basketball team.  While it seems a bit odd that he’d donate money to a school definitely closing, it is possible that he just wants them to try and make the most out of the remaining months. During a time when it seems hard to give back, it is a great thing Meek is doing.

Most of the schools closing are elementary schools which means young children will have to travel further for their education but it also saves about $28 million dollars per year by closing them. The Philly school system has already borrowed $300 million to operate and would be facing a deficit of over $1.1 billion if they didn’t make changes.

Good for Meek Mill and hopefully others will find it in their hearts to donate as little – or as much – as they can.

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  • Kaori

    If schools are graduating students like Meek Mill with all that horrible grammar, I can see why they are being closed down.

  • Trisha_B

    What does it matter what’s he’s doing w/ HIS money, HE worked for? Are you donating to your local school? I doubt it. 10k may not seem like a lot, but a little goes a long way. Blogs often exagerate how much celebs spend. Meek don’t even have money like that anyway. He was probably spending his bonus in th club. Either way, he did a good gesture. I think it’s crazy for them to close that many schools smh. I could imagine a lot of trouble in the high schools

    • Trisha_B

      ***exaggerates

  • Kadadah

    Soooo he spends apprxm $150K in the strip clubs but ONLY donates $10K to ONE of the 37 Philly schools that’s in crisis?????? Cool…makes sense O_o

    • Nikki

      How do you know he spent $150k in a strip club? His estimated net worth is only $2 million. At least he is donating SOMETHING! Meek Mill CONSTANTLY gives back to his community. Did you hear about the coats he gave away last winter?

      • Kadadah

        How do I know? BECAUSE I READ IT JUST LIKE U READ THIS ARTICLE. He’s donating @ the end of the yr 4 a tax write-off stupid. He spends more than that on frivolous sh*t. Anymore questions you need answered?

        • Trisha_B

          You can’t believe everything you read…& he only did it for a tax write off? Smh These rappers are d amnd if they do & d amned if they don’t smh. They can’t do something nice w/out people thinking there is a motive behind it. Believe it or not, not everybody needs something in exchange for something or in hopes of gaining something.

          • Kadadah

            Great…& if you can’t believe everything you read, then you shouldn’t believe he donated $10K either!!!! O_o

            • Trisha_B

              Your doing too much trying to prove why this isn’t a good deed. Why don’t you go in the rihanna post about her donating money to prove that she only donated that money to get on the media’s good side? It’s not meeks job to help every school in philly. He helped the school HE went to. Where is Eve & the other philly rappers? how come they aren’t speaking out on this? How much have you donated? 10k is enough to help a school that’s closing. Maybe he has other things in the works for philly. rappers are fraudulent. that 10k watch probably from Rick Ross, the money in the strip club probably given to him by the club so they could attract attention. Meek don’t have money like that! Stop taking away from his good deed. Rappers can never do enough smh

              • Kadadah

                Ummmm maybe you’re dyslexic or just plain stupid. I never said it wasn’t a good deed, where/when did I ever say that????? #I’llWait. & mentioning other rappers’ names in this Meek post is highly irrelevant, my comment was on Meek & should only be regarding Meek. My comment/opinion stands & that’s where it’ll shall remain, there’s NO persuading me otherwise. So plz proceed back 2 my original post since you lacked understanding it the 1st time – thnx!

          • Kadadah

            Great…& if you can’t believe everything you read, then you shouldn’t believe he donated $10K either!!!! O_o

          • Nikki

            Exactly!!! Sometimes I can’t stand these catty witches on broomsticks! Wanting change but then again bringing down those who try…

        • Nikki

          Will you please quote where it says he spent $150k in a strip club, because I cannot seem to find it. And you, technically, never answered my last question: Did you hear about the coats he gave away last winter?

          • Kadadah

            Here’s the quote, “Busted, ugly-ass Philly “rapper” splures $150K on broke-down strippers.” And no I could give 2 fks about him donating coats, my post/comment was about him donating a measly $10K to ONE his hometown schools as a tax write-off. Anymore questions, feel free 2 hit me up!

            • Nikki

              Pulled that one out of your wazoo.

              • Kadadah

                No more questions huh? Yea…that’s what I thought!

          • Kadadah

            Here’s the quote, “Busted, ugly-ass Philly “rapper” splures $150K on broke-down strippers.” And no I could give 2 fks about him donating coats, my post/comment was about him donating a measly $10K to ONE his hometown schools as a tax write-off. Anymore questions, feel free 2 hit me up!

      • Kay

        I don’t understand what youre making meek mill out to be some kind of good Samaritan, he gives costs? Whoopty doo, I donate coats and I don’t have 1/8th of the money he does. He raps about a$$, bad bi*ches, and giving it up on the first night, this was a nice gesture but he’s not the next bill gates.

        • Nikki

          Well, the definition of a good samaritan is someone who voluntarily offers help in a time of need, so yes… And by donating coats, I would consider you to be a good samaritan. A lot of rappers rap about butts, women, and one night stands.

    • Kaori

      I understand. This guy shows of his cars with rims and several thousand dollar watches.

      • Kadadah

        THANKKKK UUUUUUUUI, finally some1 who has common sense!

  • Meyaka

    His watch is $10k. I guess… My idea would be to partner with other Philly celebs to build schools,but what do I know…

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