Tekashi 6ix9ine – Kooking 4 Kids Is Ready To Accept His $200K Donation After No Kid Hungry Turned It Down
Update #2 (May 16th): While No Kid Hungry turned down Tekashi 6ix9ine’s $200,000 donation, an L.A-based nonprofit, Kooking 4 Kids, said it will happily take it.
Its executive director, Keith Johnson, said even though No Kid Hungry rejected Tekashi 6ix9ine’s donation because of his rocky history, he’s not worried about what Tekashi 6ix9ine has done in the past. He told TMZ,
“If there is an individual that wants to help address hunger in Los Angeles, we welcome it. How that person wants to live their life is for them to decide.”
The organization provides 1,600-1,800 free meals to kids and their parents each week.
Original Story: Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine tried to do a good deed on Tuesday (May 12), however, things did not work out. The rapper, who recently released “GOOBA”, his first single since being released from prison, announced to his Instagram followers that he was going to donate $200,000 to the organization No Kid Hungry.
According to its website, the organization’s primary focus is to “end childhood hunger.” It does this by helping families who are struggling to feed their children by providing school breakfast, summer meals, advocacy, afterschool meals, and food skills education. This is an issue that has increased since the coronavirus pandemic forced kids out of school and put parents out of work, especially in low-income households.
In the Instagram post that announced his donation, Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, wrote,
“During this pandemic I understand we have nurses and frontline Hero’s who risk there life daily to save others. But NEVER forget the children & families who depend on OUR PUBLIC schools for daily meals and nutritions to keep our future leaders growing to their best potential, To every influencer out there REMEMBER if you are blessed GOD gave you that blessing not just for YOU but also TO HELP OTHERS ?? GOD FIRST.”
Now, it looks like No Kid Hungry will be declining Tekashi 6ix9ine’s donation. The charity’s director of strategic communications Laura Washburn said in a statement,
“We are grateful for Mr. Hernandez’s generous offer to donate to No Kid Hungry but we have informed his representatives that we have declined this donation, as a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.”
When Tekashi heard the news that No Kid Hungry ad declined his donation, he took to Instagram writing,
“@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel.”
Tekashi was granted an early release on his two-year prison sentence because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The rapper, who was facing 47 years, ended up being sentenced to two after he testified against his fellow gang members in federal court.
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