Shirt the kids’ first event in Hawaii
There was a full house this past Saturday at Fresh Cafe for the Shirt The Kids Foundation (STK) concert.
The Shirt The Kids Foundation started as a project by Pnoy Apparel in 2008, and soon developed into a organization with a lifelong mission. The nonprofit raises awareness and provides food, clothing, medical aid and educational supplies for impoverished children in the Philippines. The event took place during Filipino History month and a night before the anticipated boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito. Filipino emcees Bambu; Geo from the group-Blue Scholars; Bay area emcee Kiwi; and Hawaii’s own Creed Chameleon and Seph1 were part of the night’s lineup.
From a very young age, local hip-hop artist Creed Chameleon has loved music. He believes everyone relates to the messages of music and that hip-hop has allowed him to spread positivity. Also a father, Creed said, “I’ve always believed in giving back to the place where I’m from and spreading the love to the kids, because they’re gonna be the holders of the future.”
The crowd showed tons of 808 love that night:
Shirt the kids
Shirt the Kids founder Zar Javier was born in the Philippines, but now lives in San Diego. Growing up, he remembers his family not having to struggle to have life’s basic necessities. In 2008, Javier went back to Pangpanga, Philippines to meet and deliver gifts to the organizations first beneficiaries.
Photo Courtesy of Pnoy Apparel