July 08, 2013 06:14:42 GMT
By giving sneakers to 1,000 needy children, the 'Fine China' singer wants to remind them that 'whenever and whenever they walk, we are a united community.'
Chris Brown spent his weekend to help children in need. Chris and his team handed out Reebok sneakers to children for his "WE US: Walk Everywhere in Unity's Shoes" campaign at Crenshaw High School on Saturday, July 6.
As a part of the project, the "Fine China" singer worked with Los Angeles City mayor's office and gang reduction organizations. He and Team Breezy L.A. reportedly stayed up until 1 A.M. to sort 1,000 boxes of Reebok sneakers for the children. By giving the shoes to youth at three sites in Compton and The Jungles, Chris wanted to remind them that "whenever and whenever they walk, we are a united community."
The 24-year-old singer posed with the children after they received the shoes. Chris as well as his young fans were all smiles as they posed for some photos. Some of the children happily brought the shoe boxes at the photo session.
"I used to have to borrow my cousin's clothes. So being able to come from that poverty-stricken environment and then being able to get out of it is what I tried to [do]. I just want to show the kids and have them have a better light of opportunities for them to do what they need to do," Chris told PEOPLE of his motivation to carry out the campaign.
"Thank you for allowing me to continue to inspire change in the world. Today was a great step forward! #UnityCampaign" he tweeted on July 7. He also gave a shout-out to his team who helped at the Saturday event. "S/O to Team Breezy LA who were a huge help today! Love Ya'll!" he wrote.