Posted by: Brooke Lynn Carter | November 27, 2009

Tyler Perry Gives Back!

Tyler Perry has pledged 1 Million dollors to the NAACP and he is also giving $150,000 to food banks he once benefited from. Here is what he had to say:

“I feel so honored and blessed to be in a position where I can give to the NAACP.” Perry said. “Had it not been for the perseverance and vision of the thousands who came before me in the 100 years of this legendary organization, I would not be in the position I am in today. I continue to be thankful for the tireless work of the NAACP, and I am proud to be able to help in their mission to fight for the equality of all people, and to work towards the elimination of discrimination against race.”

“The generous gift by Tyler Perry will be used to support our Second Century Society advocacy programs on economic equality, education, health care and criminal justice” stated Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP.

The gifting and giving doesn’t stop for Perry. The writer /director /actor/producer has also donated $150,000 to two Atlanta hunger relief organizations – The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and Hosea Feed the Hungry (HFTH).

Each donation will be comprised of a $50,000 food donation to be delivered November 19th, and $25,000 toward daily operating costs.

I love a generous heart, good look for Mr. Perry!

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Responses

  1. Two of my favorite old sayings are, 1. To those who much is given, much is expected. 2. Charity begins at home. Well done Mr. Perry.


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