Fabolous made Christmas come early for kids in the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club of Brooklyn this year with his annual Christmas Toy Drive. The event was made possible by the Brooklyn rapper’s foundation A Fabolous Way (which is designed to merge communities and the arts), Def Jam, D’usse and Lisa “LPeezy” Persaud.
“On behalf of The Boys and Girls Club, we would like to thank Fabolous and Lisa for bringing joy to some of our families this holiday season,” said the Director of Clubhouse Operations, Antonio Fort. “Fab has visited us in the past and we appreciate his positive message of inspiration to the youth.”
The event was held at the lavish Red Rabbit in New York City’s Meat Packing District neighborhood. According to Page Six, Fab spent over 100K on the presents. “I don’t put a money amount on Christmas — I just want to show people that they are special to me,” he said. “But, it is safe to say I have spent over $100,000.”
Although he’s definitely generous, he admits that doing the actual shopping is tough for him because of his busy life. What matters most to him is making sure he’s giving someone a thoughtful gift.
“For me now, the problem is giving people the right gift. It becomes impersonal a little bit … you might have to have an assistant do it. I don’t really get as involved, except with my kids,” he explained. “My kids make a list, and I make sure that they get it — but, for the team, it’s a bit hard to be personal with it because I have so much going on.”
In addition to the gifts, the kids were also treated to food by 388 Restaurant, entertainment from Say Cheese Entertainment, and music from Power 105.1 FM DJ FirstChoice and Fabolous’ DJ Boof. Many celebrities and media personalities such as Angela Yee, DJ Clue, Ashley Brinton and Erik Coleman were also in attendance.