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Success is great and all, but what are your favorite artists doing to give back to their communities? Pusha T can answer that question, as he recently assisted Norfolk, VA-based charity, A 1000 Shoes For A 1000 Smiles, provide needy kids with new adidas sneakers just in time for Christmas.

The G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam rapper actually helped the charitable organization reach their goal for the first time ever. Over 1000 children came to receive their free pair of kicks and to meet the hometown hero.

“I feel blessed to be able to come back to my community and help 1000 Shoes for 1000 Smiles reach it’s goal of donating 1000 shoes. This is the first time in the organization’s history that this goal was met and I am so grateful to be a part of it,” Pusha said in a statement.

Lizetta McKesson, the organization’s founder, added “Being able to give needy school age children brand new shoes for Christmas is a great feeling and with our 10 year anniversary coming up in 2014, it was awesome to hit the 1,000 shoe mark. Without Pusha T wanting to help his hometown community this event wouldn’t have been this big of a success! Thank you to Pusha T and Adidas for caring enought to want to be apart of our organization and help us give back to our community.”

In addition to adidas, Idea Village, Pac Sun, and Flud Watches also sponsored the event. See photos on the following pages.

Photo: Ilya S. Savenok

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