Local rapper to host Christmas toy drive in Hamilton

Photo source: Big Shot Bob
Photo source: Big Shot Bob

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Local rapper and humanitarian doesn't need rap music to make a change.

Tuesday, December 24, local rapper Big Shot Bob aka B.$.B. is taking matters into his own hands to make sure every kid in his community has a good Christmas.

Taking advantage of his huge local following , Big Shot Bob is reaching out to all of his fans encouraging them to being in toys for the drive. He has already collected hundreds of toys and the fans keep on inquiring.

The 25-year-old rapper and humanitarian wasn't so fortunate a year and a half ago as he was waiting on his release date from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Now, it seems as the tables have turned and Big Shot Bob is using his influence for the greater good.

With the help of volunteer Marcus Fugate, Big Shot Bob will go any distance to pick up toys for the drive.

This past August, Big Shot Bob and his assistant Marcus Fugate organized a successful blood drive, collecting 38 units of blood, enough to potentially save 120 lives.

"This has been the most successful Blood Drive we've ever seen at a Walmart," stated Sharon Hardy, Blood Donor Recruiter for Hoxworth Blood Bank.

What usually takes a team 9 weeks to organize, only took Big Shot Bob four and half weeks. With support from his local following and a passion to make a difference, Big Shot Bob is striving to shed positive light on his city.

A local resident at the blood drive stated, "It is very heartwarming to see such a young man doing such great things."

Big Shot Bob hopes to close out the year with the a large Christmas toy drive and attempt to raise enough toys for all the struggling single parent families.

The toy drive will be held at Embody Media Group and Hustlin' 4 Humanity located in Hamilton at 500 Main St.

Big Shot Bob plans are to make each event larger, helping a broader spectrum each time.

To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/BigShotBob

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