Los Angeles (PRWEB) December 11, 2009
P.Miller made a recent stop at Southern California’s Save Our Kids event to speak to teens and parents on the importance of community involvement.
As one of the most successful moguls in Hip-Hop history, Miller is often sought after by organizations for donations. To date, P. Miller has received numerous letters from churches and foundations in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston providing hands-on programs assisting the communities. These organizations all plead that they are threatened to be shut down due to lack of funding to pay their employees and rent for their facilities.
While the entrepreneur and business mogul is happy to honor those requests, he challenged those in attendance to be proactive in making a clear path for others to become inspired and follow.
A teenager questioned P. Miller, “Why [do] so many rappers and pro-athletes make it out and don’t come back to help the hood?” P. Miller answered, “We have to take care of the hood ourselves and stop waiting for some celebrity or pro-athlete to come back and save us. I made it out. If one of you make it out, it’s important for you not to forget where you came from and always come back to help the next generation. That’s the reason that I’m here today because I really care about inspiring the next generation.”
P. Miller shared his story with the attendees of a recent experience with a retailer when purchasing 20k worth of Nintendo Wii games for underprivileged kids. P. Miller explained, “I told the manager at the store, what we were buying it for and he still wouldn’t give us a discount. I could have gotten upset but it wouldn’t have benefited me or the kids.” P. Miller asserted, “Let’s stop being angry at things we can’t control. If we believe in God, be thankful for what we do have, and just do our part by doing what we can, we’ll be alright.”
P. Miller admitted that just weeks ago, a VP of a popular alcoholic beverage company offered him 500k to host a party promoting their alcoholic beverage. P replied, “I don’t drink.” In turn, P. Miller asked the VP if their company would donate 50k to underprivileged kids for the holidays. But once the VP realized that P. Miller declined the generous offer to promote their alcoholic beverage, the VP confessed, “Helping underprivileged kids is not in our budget.” With that, P. Miller addressed the youth and their parents. “I realize that helping the hood is not in the budget. There’s no stimulus plan for us. We have to help ourselves.”
One of Miller’s notable philanthropic efforts is his work with onemilliongifts.org. The organization aims to deliver at least 1 million gifts to families across the nation in need by the end of the year.
Each person, Miller explained, could make a huge communal impact by pooling their resources for good causes.
“You will most likely read about celebrities ‘making it rain in the club’ than giving back to the community,” he admitted. “If we really want to take care of the hood, we’ve got to start with us. If each one of us, one person, gave at least one dollar to our community we could make a real difference… together, starting in our own community. We could save churches and organizations that help the community. We could also educate our kids, feed the homeless, and take care of the elderly, if we work together.”
For more information or to make a donation, go to: http://www.OneMillionGifts.org
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