Karen Civil Teams Up With Lil Wayne To Give Back To Haiti For The Holidays

This past Friday, media maven Karen Civil’s Live Civil imprint teamed up with Lil Wayne’s Trukfit clothing line to bring a merry Christmas to over 500 students in Haiti. Scholastic Corporation and L’union Suite also pitched in to add to the holiday joy! During the Live Civil Christmas Giveaway, each child was gifted an outfit from Trukfit, as well as a Live Civil Thinking Cap from Karen’s partnership with New Era. Haitian-American professional boxer Andre Berto even surprised the kids by dressing up as Santa Claus and passing out toys, and Scholastic donated a book to each of the 500 children, while Karen did a live reading of her new book, Be You & Live Civil. This all went down at the Live Civil playground, something Karen has been working hard at building in Haiti since her 30th birthday in 2014.

(Photos) Karen Civil Donates $41k To To Build Playground In Haiti For Her 30th Birthday

For her 30th birthday this past weekend, media mogul and very good friend of the site, Karen Civil, decided to give a gift instead of receiving one. The industry power-player linked up with Sow A Seed and Project PlayWorld to donate over $40,000 and build the “Live Civil Playground” at Prodev-operated school Ecole Nouvelle Zoranje in Village de la Renaissance in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, made out of environmentally sound and recycled materials. “I believe in the power of play,” Karen said about giving a gift on her birthday. “Unfortunately, Haiti does not have many safe environments for children to play and express themselves. Coming from a Haitian-American home, I thought it was necessary to give back to the country in which my parents were raised. That is why I believe in Project PlayWorld’s efforts to to provide secure playing spaces for the children of Haiti with the Live Civil Playground.” The playground will officially be open this February. What an amazing feat! Congrats, Karen and happy birthday again! Hit the jump to get details on what the Live Civil Playground will consist of, as well as video of Karen on her trip there this weekend.

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