Charity has been as much a part of the Game’s life as rap music, and on Saturday (Nov. 22) the Compton rapper received a huge honor for his dedication to giving back. Game, whose birth name is Jayceon Taylor, was named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies during the 25th annual "Talk of the Town Gala" held in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The father of four received the honor for his work with the Robin Hood Project. “It all started when I gave one kid from Africa $20. That created @therobinhoodproject & since then I've given away over a million dollars of my own money hand to hand & through charitable organizations,” he wrote on Instagram. “I am honored & more than appreciative of #ABC for this ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ award. I was just a poor kid from Compton.... Never thought in a million years I'd have even an extra dollar to give away let alone a million.”
Apart from launching the Robin Hood Project to provide money for families and individuals in need, he donated $10,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief in 2012 plus another $10,000 to the victims of a 2013 typhoon in the Philippines, delivered Christmas gifts in Compton last year and holds charity fundraisers to bring in money for various causes.
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