Jelly Roll Donates Nearly 8,000 Toys To Nashville Children

Many Americans have fallen in love with country singer Jelly Roll.

And he just gave us another reason.

CMT reports:

Jelly Roll has been vocal about wanting to spearhead the largest toy drive in Nashville’s history. Saturday, the Nashville native took another step toward making his promise a reality when he donated a tractor-trailer packed with toys to the Last Minute Toy Store.

The Last Minute Toy Store gifts toys to underprivileged Middle Tennessee families over the holidays.

“I met Jelly Roll over a year ago at the facility (where) he was once housed,” said Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall. (Jelly Roll served time in prison before his success.) “Before CMA/Grammy awards and much of his success, (Jelly Roll) said he wanted to give back. Today, a truck loaded with toys showed up at the Last Minute Toy Store. You are changing music and lives. Thank you!”

“The Last Minute Toy Store needed some gifts for 7,675 kids,” the post read. “Jelly Roll sent over a TRACTOR TRAILER… and DUNKED it.

The singer’s actions align with the goals he shared with CMT over the summer when he said he took a lot of pride in being a Nashville native and that his “spirit is always to give back.”

“Who would I be to be so blessed and not turn around and try to be a blessing?” he explained, giving his daughter Bailee Ann credit for the toy drive idea.

Putting His Money Where His Mouth Is

CMT added, “Jelly Roll said his teenager started the toy drive on a small scale with her aunt four or five years ago in White House, Tennessee. They called it Buddy’s Toy Drive in honor of Jelly Roll’s late father. When Jelly Roll’s career skyrocketed, he wanted to give Buddy’s Toy Drive a larger platform. Walmart, Hasbro, the Nashville Predators, the Nashville Fire Department and more joined the cause.”

Jelly Roll spent $100,000 of his own money to make this toy drive the biggest in the history of Nashville.


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