Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10 thousand dollars to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits. He partnered with Burlington Stores and the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org to help out the folks at the Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem.
The rapper and actor born Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. said, “I always felt like one of my biggest duties and purposes is to hit the youth with something that’s inspiring, hit young people with something that can motivate them to be in their greatness.” He probably got that notion from his mother, Dr. Mahalia Hines, a teacher who was on-hand with him.
- ONE MORE THING! Burlington is asking its customers to donate a dollar or more to help other schools until August 19th.