With the year coming to an end, stimulus payments slowly trickling in and unemployment benefits delayed, Diddy offered some financial relief to hundreds of Miami residents facing economic hardship due to the global pandemic. The Grammy winner handed out $50 bills to a crowd of hundreds in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood on Tuesday (Dec. 29).
Besides cash, Diddy gifted residents with $50 gifts cards to Publix supermarket, and hygiene bags containing toiletries and other essentials.
Additionally, Diddy and his charity are partnering with the nonprofit, Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success , and Miami nightlife promoter and music festival organizer, Michael Gardner, to pay rent for 175 families.
The music mogul isn’t the only celebrity helping those in need amid a financially and emotionally trying year. After providing grants for Black-owned businesses and COVID-19 relief for Houstonians, Beyoncé’s charity announced that it will be providing $5,000 grants for 100 families facing foreclosure or eviction.
Other celebs who flexed their charity arm this year include Teyana Taylor who gave fans $500 each to put towards Christmas gifts, and Birdman and SNL’s Michael Che both of whom paid rent for several residents in New Orleans and New York.