Kevin Hart Donates $250K To Struggling Philadelphia School District
Kevin Hart, a proud Philadelphia native, is giving back to the city that raised him in the best way possible. After hearing of the financial crisis plaguing the City of Brotherly Love's school district, the comedian decided to pony up $250K of his own money to support.
Hart made the announcement via a video on Instagram. "Philadelphia, aka the city of brotherly love," he began in the clip. "I just heard about all the trouble the school district is going through. So I took it upon myself to take $250,000 and put it in the school system to buy new computers. Not because somebody told me to, because I love you, and I put on for my city."
Additionally, Hart tagged a heartfelt caption with the vid. "My city made me who I am today and for that I am thankful. I will make it my priority to help my city get out of this debt. PHILLY UNTIL I DIE," read a portion of the message."
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter thanked Hart for his philanthropic contribution in a statement, saying "I want to thank Kevin Hart for his incredibly generous gift to our schools, recreation centers and citizens of all ages. These computers will have a very meaningful impact on Philadelphia."
For context, over the summer, Philly closed 24 schools, laid off thousands of employees (including teachers, counselors, vice principals, and the like), and cut numerous extra curricular programs.
Salute to Kevin Hart. See his video on the following page.