Drake visits Miami homeless shelter for women, kids

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo, Drake performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Spotify announced its end-of-the-year list Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, and said Drake was the most streamed artist of the year globally, earning 1.8 billion streams in 2015. Rihanna was the year’s most streamed female performer with 1 billion streams, while Major Lazer’s ubiquitous hit, “Lean On,” was the most streamed song of the year with 540 million streams. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Drake made a surprise stop at a Florida homeless shelter for women and children, bringing a $50,000 check and toys and games for the kids.

A news release from Miami’s Lotus Village said Drake visited on Tuesday to support families who moved into the nonprofit’s new shelter one week ago. Drake passed out $150 Target gift cards for the female residents.

Related: Drake makes surprise visit to Miami school, shoots video

The singer was in town shooting a music video. He made a pit stop at a local high school on Monday, performing for students and leaving them a $25,000 check for school uniforms.

The homeless shelter is trying to raise $25 million to expand its reach and become a national model for curbing homelessness among women and children. Its services include a community clinic, children’s wellness center, yoga and a Zen garden.

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