Rick Ross Heads Up Toy Drive For Kids

Miami bred emcee Rick Ross and his Rick Ross Charities will partner with the recently opened Hip-Hop Grub Spot in Miami, Florida, by sponsoring a toy drive to help elementary school children and their families during the holidays.

The Toy drive will take place at the Hip-Hop Grub Spot on December 16 with a mission to collect toys for 70 children and their families.

"God has blessed me and if I can bless someone else, especially the kids--to let them know that we care, I'm going to do that." Rick Ross said in a statement. "Being able to give back is what it's all about."

The toy drive’s effort of helping low income families through the holiday is also supported by local The Portrait of Empowerment, a non-profit organization spearheaded by Dorothy "Dottie" Johnson, Vice Mayor of Opa Locka, Florida.

The Portrait of Empowerment aims to empower at-risk youth and families while producing future leaders by utilizing a holistic approach which focuses on the healthy development of youth, family and community.

"This year is signature for our vision to able to bless those that are less fortunate," Vice-Mayor Johnson said. "We are dedicated to enabling individuals to become self -sufficient during this holiday season."

Rick Ross is preparing to release his sophomore album Trilla, which is due in stores on February 19 on Def Jam/Slip N’ Slide Records.