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Her name is buzzing everywhere from the streets to the suites. Not only is she rocking out right now in Hollywood with her hit HBO comedy series, Insecure, but she has managed to make the time to pay it forward in a big way early in her stardom!
Okay, we think not enough alcolades has been given to the head of the Beyhive Nation, so we are doing it. Over the past few years, she has gifted $7 million dollars for the Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments in her hometown of Houston. Why wasn't this front page news in the philanthropy world?
We have to admit, it takes a lot to get donors to give at the level of one million dollars, let alone 7! That's life-changing--and a phenomenal humanitarian gesture. "She’s an incredible human being,” stated Rev. Rudy Rasmus, of the St. John’s United Methodist Church, who led the efforts to provide affordable housing to Houston's homeless.
The apartments opened in 2009, and provides affordable permanent housing to 43 single individuals in efficiency-style apartments. In addition to the housing unit, each resident has access to supportive services, including but not limited to, job searching ad preparation skills, educational classes, budgeting, nutrition and case management services.
Check out their success stories.
Without a doubt, Carmelo Anthony, is one of the most giving players playing professional basketball today. For all of his generousity and dedication to helping children and families in need, he recently received the November NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente.
An official NBA press release reports, "In partnership with Feed the Children and Avon Products Inc., Anthony recently brightened the holidays for 800 Bronx families, providing them with healthy food, personal-care items and much-needed living essentials. Feed the Children has worked with the Carmelo Anthony Foundation for more than seven years, aiding nearly 5,000 families throughout Denver, Baltimore and New York City, including those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Anthony also spent time visiting young men at New York’s Rikers Island, encouraging them in their rehabilitation."
Way to go Melo!
Check out the Carmelo Anthony Foundation.