Kodak Black recently showed a bit of altruism when he joined a teenager’s crusade to donate 7,600 notebooks to students in Texas’ Cleburne Independent School District.
Last year 14-year-old Paige Cook — who also attends school in that same district — donated 40,000 pencils to the students and now she’s upped her goal with the notebooks, as well as a mission to deliver 60,000 pencils. But after taking on the new challenge, she realized that some assistance was needed.
Reportedly, many of the students in the Cleburne Independent School District are from low-income communities and at times don’t have what they need for class.
“We need pencils to write, and this can help the people who can’t afford the school supplies,” said Cook in a recent interview.
At some point, Black caught wind of the teen’s efforts and according to his attorney Bradford Cohen, he gave $12,500 so she could purchase the notebooks.
The generous act isn’t the first time that Black assisted young people. In December 2018, he donated Christmas toys to 150 children at the nonprofit Paradise Childcare in Broward County, Fla., and also gave 5,000 for their Christmas party.
Plus, last year, the rapper gave money to a crowdfunding site that was set up for South Carolina police officer Terrence Carraway, who was killed after he went to investigate a child sexual assault case.
Kodak hasn’t mentioned anything about the notebooks, but some may say he’s trying to improve his public image, which has recently suffered some.
For one, the Florida rapper was blasted for shooting his shot at Lauren London days after her boyfriend Nipsey Hussle was murdered. Black also was arrested at the U.S. border in Lewiston, N.Y. last month after a gun and marijuana was found in his vehicle.
He’ll face charges for that arrest later this month.