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Rapper 2 Chainz “It’s Important To Give Back When You’ve Got It”

Dec 16, 2015

Famous rapper “2 Chainz” made the holidays of a disabled veteran very good and fun filled.

Single mother Deirdre Plater who resides in Palmetto, Georgia, hasn’t been able to find a job for the past year, which has made it difficult for her to make ends meet. The rapper who is a native College Park, Georgia, learned of her situation and decided to pay her a visit Saturday. 2 Chainz did not come empty handed, he bought new furniture for Plater’s apartment and  and also offered to offset her rent for the year.

“Last week was my son’s birthday and his mentor sister brought us something to eat for Thanksgiving while dropping off money for some groceries and she noticed that we didn’t have any furniture in the house,” Plater explained. “I guess that sparked my son’s mentor Mark Barnes to do something special for us and when he got the call from 2 Chainz about helping a family it all fell into place.”

2 Chainz used the proceeds for the “Dabbing Santa” sweaters he is selling online to help pay for the furniture and  Plater’s rent . ” 1 Life 1 Love” 2 Chainz is a quote from from the  online shop for his Christmas sweaters.

2 Chainz posted on Instagram about the importance of giving back, remembering that he grew up poor.

In another post, he said its “important to give back when you’ve got it.”

2 Chainz born Tauheed Epps graduated second in his class at  North Clayton High School.  2 Chainz was also a standout basketball player and later attended Alabama State University on an athletic scholarship.

Music Career
He has won and been nominated and won several awards including, over 13 BET Hip Hop Awards, bringing home 4 trophies, earned the Source Magazine’s “Man of the Year”, and was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album.
Acting Career
The rapper made a guest appearance on NBC‘s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit it aired on May 8, 2013. He also appeared as himself in the second season (episode 16) of CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, where he travels on the same private plane as the two main characters.

2 Chainz is the CEO of  independent record label  “The Real University” (also known as “T.R.U.”; or “The Real U”), formed in 2015. He also heads up the T.R.U. Foundation, a charitable organization.

 

 

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Giving Back to the Community

Mar 16, 2015 0

People have always given back to their community, either as a marketing tool for their company or to satisfy a deep innate desire to be of impact to their community.

In light of this selfless nature of an otherwise selfish being, research has been widely conducted to find out why people give back to their communities. It has been discovered, that not only does it give someone a feel good about themselves, research has also proved that service back to the society is also good for physical health as it’s an act that stimulates the release of endorphins, which is linked to improve nervous and immune systems functions. It’s also a way to build a social life and improve your emotional and physical health all at the same time. Holidays will be marked with giveaways and meaningful giving to the needy and to the community at large.

People whose lives are geared towards giving are known as philanthropists. When you think of the word “Philanthropists”, people such as Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey and Bill& Melinda Gates come to mind. These are just a few of the many who have dedicated their wealth to changing the world for the better through the riches and success they have made over their lives. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda were brought up with the belief that if life happens to bless you, you should use those gifts as well and as wisely as you can.

Their first project, like bringing the Internet to public libraries, sprang from their founders’ Microsoft experience. However, in the 1990s, Bill and Melinda came to know about masses of children who required simple medical treatment. With an expanded focus, they searched for and supported organizations which were saving lives globally. The project was connecting all public libraries to the internet and was founded on Bill Gates’ Microsoft Company. They then became aware of the millions who needed simple medical care. This gave them an extended attention on their service to the society and they searched out and gave support to organizations around the world which were geared to improving lives.

ABOUT THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the most renown private foundations globally, established by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in the year 2000 and it is said to be the biggest transparently ran private foundation around the world. The main focus of the foundations is to improve healthcare and lessen great insufficiency. In America, their interest is to increase opportunities for education and make it easy to get information technology.

Their giving has improved lives all over the world and widely recognized beyond those lives they have touched. In 2013, The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation is one of the many organizations that have recognized the Gates’ service to the community and it awarded them the public service award for pace setting a significant revolution in the way people perceive the globe’s most persistent well-being concerns and refining the lives of the world’s most susceptible individuals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

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Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work Given $280,000 For A Car

Feb 4, 2015 0

We love a touching story of giving at the GoodNews Notebook. This is the perfect way to kick off February, a month of love and caring. Recently, according to the Detroit Free Press, we discovered a story about James Robertson, a Detroit man who commutes about 21 miles a day on foot to and from work has spurred reaction from across the nation, including social media fundraisers that have netted more than $280,000. (UPDATED 2/4/15)  But, our focus is not only on James, but the young student from Wayne State University who took action. How many times have we seen friends and family in need? How often do we fail to take action in one way or another? Therefore, we would like to extend the GoodNews Honor Award to Mr. Evan Leedy for going that extra mile for Mr. James Robertson. Evan’s GoodDeeds shows that you can IMPACT someone’s world in only 3 days.

Evan Leedy, 19, of Macomb Township, a WSU student studying computer science, said he was struck by the article and by the sudden torrent of people commenting online, many of them asking how they could help Robertson. Leedy said he decided to act.

“I just used my phone. I created the go-funding site and within an hour we had $2,000,” he said.

“I set the goal at the beginning of $5,000. Right now my page has more than $30,000” as of 6 p.m. Sunday, Leedy said.  As of February 4th, GNN has learned that the donations have continued to stream in at over $280,000. If you would like to donate, then simply go to http://www.gofundme.com/l7girc.

ABOUT JAMES THE WALKER

The concerned by Leedy started because buses don’t cover the full distance between James Robertson’s home in Detroit and his job in Rochester Hills, he walks a little more than seven miles headed to work and about 13 miles home, five days a week. His story — told by Bill Laitner in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press — has inspired hundreds to offer money to buy him a car, pay his insurance and professional help in managing the donations.

james-robertson-gofundme-car-donationRobertson said Sunday he was flattered by the attention he’d gotten for his arduous commutes after the Free Press published a front-page story about him — and amazed that complete strangers would respond so generously, some by offering to buy him a new car and others offering to give him one.

According to the Huffington Post, Robertson’s work ethic and spirit are truly inspiring. Robertson doesn’t complain and he manages to have perfect attendance at work.

“I set our attendance standard by this man,” Todd Wilson, the plant manager at Schain Mold & Engineering, told the Detroit Free Press. “I say, if this man can get here, walking all those miles through snow and rain, well I’ll tell you, I have people in Pontiac 10 minutes away and they say they can’t get here — bull!”

“I do it with no excuses,” Robertson told CBS News. “If you want something, you’ve gotta go out and get it … You better go ahead and do it because your girlfriend don’t want to hear it, your coworkers don’t want to hear it and you got to get up and do it again the next day.”

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