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.