ATLANTA — Atlanta rapper Future has a sweet spot for giving back to the people. During the summer, he surprised college students through his scholarship program.On Saturday, he treated 750 Atlanta seniors to an early Thanksgiving dinner.
The star, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, joined his mother Stephanie Jester for the big event with his FreeWishes Foundation, which supports efforts to help those in the community.
"On behalf of Future and the FreeWishes Foundation, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to our sponsors, volunteers and community leaders for their continued support," Jester said in a statement to 11Alive.
The big event happened at the Georgia Aquarium in the Ocean’s Ballroom.
Guest speaker, Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall spoke about the future she envisioned for Atlanta seniors and “the progress being made to ensure that they are a priority to the city.”
Future’s sister Tia Wilburn-Anderson joined their mom and presented a surprise outstanding community service award to Future's grandmother, mother Emma Jean Boyd.
Tia then joined her superstar brother and helped crown the Golden Wishes Gala 2019 King and Queen.
Future who had a very close relationship with his great grandmother said when he and his family created the foundation nine years ago they wanted to serve seniors along with the youth because seniors are the gatekeepers of the family and are often forgotten, especially during the holidays.
"We're blessed to have the resources to help and support our senior community and we are thankful for what they've done to pave the way for us," the rapper said in a statement provided by FreeWishes.
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