Tory Lanez made a huge difference this Father’s Day, helping 100 black men recently out of incarceration celebrate with their families for the first time on the outside.
The rapper and his Dream City Fund launched 100 Black Fathers with Van Jones and Cut50. The initiative is a partnership with Amazon Music, Door Dash and criminal justice reform organization Dream Corps to provide free dinners and gifts for the former inmates and their loved ones.
The 100 fathers were released from incarceration during the pandemic, so the food deliveries were of course “contactless.” Their children got their hands on some Amazon gift cards codes, and gave them to their dads, no doubt leading to some hugs and huge smiles.
Tory is pretty passionate about the project … he wrote an open letter to each of the fathers offering his support and empathy, because it’s not every day you’re released from prison straight into a pandemic and period of social and civil unrest.
TL wrote, in part … “You’re with your family. You deserve to enjoy today! I’m grateful to be a very small part of it. I know as a Black father raising Black children in this world, things aren’t easy.”