LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Making ends meet is a challenge for many American families, including in Central Kentucky.
For Lexington resident Marie Eldridge, even simple household items like soap, laundry detergent and school supplies are often a financial challenge.
A Lexington hip-hop artist and community activist decided to do something about it. Devine Carama has collected items through donations and fundraisers he's hosted for months and now his work is making a difference through an event called Community on the Corners.
Carama said, "It makes me understand the needs of some of our citizens just the basic needs the desperation to get these everyday items so we are definitely going to continue doing this throughout the year."
"Just having this help means a lot you have more money to put food on the counter when you get home," Eldridge explained.
The artist and activist said this event merges his love of hip-hop and volunteer work. He said he hopes to show kids that just as he did, they, too, can come out on the other side of hardship stronger.
"I have wisdom. I have experience and I can't go to the grave with it so we got to pass it along to these young people so they can pay it forward," Carama said.
To learn more on how to help Carama's mission, click here.