Gunna gives back to his hometown on ‘Gunna Day’

As many of hip-hop’s brightest stars seem to hail from Atlanta, Gunna has become one of the most well known from the rap Mecca. Growing up in South Fulton — a community just outside of metro Atlanta — Gunna gave back to his hometown in a big way this past week.

This year, the mayor of South Fulton declared that Sept. 16 would officially be “Gunna Day,” as an annual celebration to commemorate his contributions to the city.

In the spirit of this announcement, Gunna felt it fitting to give back once again, further helping South Fulton’s children and families by providing clothes, backpacks and other supplies for the community.

In collaboration with non-profit startup GoodrCo., Gunna opened up the “Drip Closet” at his former middle school. The store is free to all and will be continually stocked with food, groceries and clothing for the nearly 1,000 students and their families that have access to it.

Ecstatic about the store’s opening, Gunna explained that this is just another step in his continued efforts with philanthropic work.

“It’s everything I wanted. I’m going to continue to keep giving back. I’m gonna keep giving back to the world, not just our side of the world.”

Gunn at his Drip Closet grand opening

Gunna giving back to the same community that raised him sets a tremendous example for his peers that may be looking for ways to be involved in helping those less fortunate than them. With this in mind, he is, without a doubt, deserving of having a city holiday named after him.

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