PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—City officials are dedicating July 6 as “Kevin Hart Day” in the City of Philadelphia.
Hart was raised in North Philly near the intersection of 15th Street, where he lived in a one-bedroom apartment with his mother and older brother.READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Killed In Road Rage Shooting On Roosevelt Boulevard, Police Say
On Thursday, City Council approved Councilman David Oh’s resolution to honor the comedian.Armed Suspects Take Off With Cash Register After Robbing Fishtown 7-Eleven
“Kevin Hart is a fantastic ambassador for the City of Philadelphia, and this is a simple way to show him gratitude,” Oh said. “Whether through his hilarious sense of humor or through his heartfelt generosity towards his hometown, Kevin Hart knows how to bring a smile to everyone in Philadelphia.”
Hart, who’s filming a movie in town, has worked to improve the lives of Philly’s youth, some who are going through similar childhood struggles.MORE NEWS: Family, Friends Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Temple University Student Samuel Collington
The comedian has donated $250,000 to purchase new computers for School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation facilities and has sponsored four college scholarships valued at $50,000 each for Philadelphia high school students.