Media Maven, Karen Civil and rap superstar, Lil Wayne, spread the holiday cheer to 500 students in Haiti this past weekend. The Live Civil Christmas Giveaway gifted children with outfits from Lil Wayne’s clothing line, Trukfit and special edition Live Civil Thinking Caps from Karen Civil x New Era. The Scholastic Corporation donated a book to each student and Haitian-American boxer, Andre Berto surprised the students by dressing up as Santa Claus. Civil also did a live reading of her new book, Be You & Live Civil.
Lil Wayne stated in a press release that, “A lot of people tend to forget about those who are less fortunate during the holiday season, not many understand how receiving just one item could bring so much joy to a child’s life, especially if they don’t have the same everyday luxuries that the more fortunate tend to overlook. I’m just grateful to be able to give back to Haiti in any way possible.”
“The Live Civil initiative in Haiti is something that brings me joy! Being able to put a smile on the kids faces during the holidays is a gift within itself.,” says Civil, who is of Haitian descent and who is also no stranger to enriching her parents native country. Civil has also funded the construction of an eco-friendly, interactive playground in Haiti that holds 1,500 elementary students and provides a safe space for kids to play and create.
In addition to the Live Civil Christmas Giveaway, The Live Civil campaign aims to provide a playground and remodel the children’s school.
Check out some photos from the Live Civil Christmas Giveaway: