Kanye West Buys Nearly 4,000 Toys For Chicago Toy Drive, City Official Says

Kanye has a history of philanthropic giving.

Ye, the rap superstar formerly known as Kanye West, purchased nearly 4,000 toys for a children’s toy drive in his native Chicago, WLS reports.

"I'm so proud that Kanye is, once again, responding to our request to help the children of Englewood and beyond,” 16th Ward Alderman Stephanie Coleman told local Chicago station.

She added, “He is no stranger to our community. His presence has always been felt in our neighborhoods and he loves visiting, but this Christmas he has truly been our modern-day Santa Claus."

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Ye has a history of philanthropic giving. In March 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rap mogul donated an undisclosed amount to the Dream Center in Los Angeles and Chicago’s We Women Empowered to help fight against hunger, PEOPLE reported. His support provided meals to families, children and the elderly.

Later that year, Ye contributed at least $2 million to charities associated with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, as well as setting up a college fund for Floyd’s then 6-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd, according to Variety .

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