Christian Koch attends 10 Year Anniversary Celebration dinner with Ne-Yo, Jeezy and the Street Dreamz Foundation at 103 West on July 24, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.
Financial Planner Christian Koch of KAM South gives back and attends Street Dreamz charity event.
Special guests at the event included Usher, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Big Boi (Outkast), and Monica & Shannon Brown.
Jeezy celebrated the 10-year anniversary celebration of his debut album, Thug Motivation 101 with a sold out concert, and of course, giving back. The Snowman hosted a star-studded dinner on Saturday, July 25th and earlier that morning he held a charity event. The dinner went down at 103 West and guests included: Usher, Big Boi, Ludacris and Ne-Yo and the Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed. In honor of his community service, Jeezy was presented with the Phoenix Award from the city of Atlanta.
Over the weekend Jeezy teamed with Councilman Cleta Winslow to host a clean up of the District 4 neighborhood of Atlanta, which coincided with the relaunch of his Street Dreamz Foundation.
His charity Street Dreamz Foundation started in 2001, before Young Jeezy was really heard of, but since then , Jeezy is still giving and here’s how:
- Since 2007 Young Jeezy has spearheaded a weeklong toy drive called “Toyz n da Hood” that gives away 1,000 toys to 1,000 children at various locations in Macon and Atlanta.
- He has also organized a clothes and school supplies donation program, a voter registration event, and donated $5,000 to the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, a charity that has distributed more than $3.0 billion in food, clothing, medical, educational, toiletries, furniture and cleaning supplies to 16 Georgia counties, three states and to the Philippines, the Ivory Coast and Uganda since 1971.
- Jeezy also opened his house to victims of Hurricane Katrina to give them a place to stay.
- Jeezy was also honored for his work with getting people registered to vote as well as his philanthropic efforts at the The Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball is a black tie, charity fundraiser where proceeds went to support the non-profit work of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s (HSAN) education advocacy and empowerment programs for young adults across America.Last year when his most recent studio Album Seen it All was released he donated $1 million to the Jay Morrison Academy to help young people build careers in the real estate industry.
“I started my own nonprofit organization called Street Dreamz Foundation like 10 years ago. This was before I got on. And what I would basically do is rent out the gymnasium in the local neighborhood and go buy bikes and toys and shoes and clothes and all that stuff for the kids. And I’ve been doing it for the last 10 years,” says Jeezy in an interview with Roc 4 Life.
Read more about the event: Stars Attend Jeezy’s Street Dreamz Foundation Dinner.
Blog Post Photo Credit: Prince Williams
Featured Image, Christian Koch and Ne-Yo / Second Image, Christian Koch and Jeezy