“I Put On For My City”: Kevin Hart Donates 500 Computers To His Philly Hometown

November 2, 2013  |  


Source: WENN

In light of all the trouble the Philadelphia School System has faced in recent months, Kevin Hart has decided to help the children of the city who are undoubtedly suffering.

The comedian took $250,000 of his money to purchase 500 laptops for the the school system as well as the parks and recreation department.  Two hundred computers were distributed to 27 recreation centers and the remaining three hundred were given to eight elementary school, according to Philly.com.

But Kevin Hart also showed up to four of the schools that received laptops and came with a message: learning is the key. As he told students at Hartranft John F School: “You now have the ability to take these computers and do what nobody else can do, which is learn right now. I want you guys to take advantage of this, man. This is something I’m very, very serious about.”

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said he and Hart first began talking about the city during Jay Z’s “Made In America” Festival in July. In late September, Kevin Hart contacted Mayor Nutted saying he wanted to donate computers and come speak to the kids.

Back in March, it was announced that 23 schools in Philadelphia would be closing at the end of the 2012-2013 school year and many others school had delayed 2013-2014 opens, all due to budget cuts.

Kevin Hart took to Twitter saying the reason he made an announcement on Instagram video about what he was doing was to hopefully get more people in his position to follow his lead.

No matter the reason, his donation means so much to so many and I’m sure those laptops are appreciated.

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  • kiki j

    Much respect is due not only did he pony up the money he made the time to show his face and talk to the kids in his hometown. I wish other celebs would do the same in their hometown and give back to their neighborhood. I believe when you are blessed you should pass it down. Kudos to KH.

  • MarriedMomOf2

    God bless his heart for doing this for the kids. Goes to show there are some rich people who cares about the less fortunate.

  • Tru Words&Wisdom

    I hope people will respect and appreciate what he did and not fill this space with negativity and hatred. I think it is remarkable and wonderful, more people should become involved and not just tweet things…if everyone did something, even a small act could go far in the life of someone who has nothing. I hope people are inspired by him and become proactive. APPLAUSE and respect!