Various Rappers Donate Time, Effort To Christmas Causes

With the Christmas holiday

approaching, various Hip-Hop artists are involved in charitable events to help

families in their communities experience a great holiday season.

In addition to previously mentioned efforts by Jay-Z, Ludacris, Chris Webber and

David Banner have teamed up to give 250 children a Merry Christmas in Dekalb County,


The “LudaChrisMiss Holiday Celebration,” which will be held at

an undisclosed recreational center in Dekalb County, will give children and

their parents or guardians a full day of fun with face painting, games food,

gifts and celebrity appearances.

The pre-selected children participating in the “LudaChrisMiss Holiday

Celebration” were identified and selected by Dekalb County and include

children that were awarded to the county, as well as Hurricane Katrina and Rita


The “LudaChrisMiss Holiday Celebration” is scheduled to take place

on Saturday Dec. 24.

In addition to hosting a G-Unit Christmas special live on Sirius Satellite Radio’s

Shade 45 on Dec. 24, 50 Cent and his G Unity Foundation have teamed with celebrity

sports agent Glenn Toby and Toby’s Book Bank Foundation to distribute

toys, clothing, food and medicine to those in need.

The Book Bank Foundation will not only visit four shelters in the New York City

area, but due to the over crowding and growing number of homeless people in

New York, volunteers will also stand on street corners and distribute gifts

as well.

"Growing up homeless for almost eight years as a child has given me a deep

insight into the importance of cutting red tape, The Book Bank Foundation founder

Glenn Toby said in a statement,"[We need to] share the blessings directly

with people in need,"

The Book Bank Foundation will be distributing gifts on Friday Dec. 23rd starting

at The Bowery Mission Center in New York City.