Kid Rock reaches out to needy
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
– Kid Rock announced today that he purchased 1,200 $25 Meijer gift cards that he plans to distribute throughout Detroit as a Christmas present to people in need in his hometown.
The gift cards, which will be distributed through local radio stations in the area, will be good for redemption at any local Meijer store. The gift cards will become available starting today, Dec. 14t. This is becoming an annual tradition for Kid Rock. Last year around Thanksgiving, Kid Rock donated 1,000 meals in the same way, and since the reaction was so great, he has upped the amount to 1,200 this year.
Kid Rock recently completed a tour of the U.S. where, in association with a group of local Detroit business people, more than $375,000 was donated to local charities via his Kid Rock Foundation. Sunday night, Kid Rock performed a special rendition of his current single Care at CNN's Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. Kid Rock will make "a major announcement" early next year which will once again focus on Detroit, according to his publicist.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 197 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
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