By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Hip-hop star Kanye West remembers his hometown.

He donated thousands of toys to a special event held Sunday in Englewood.

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West himself was not there, but several Chicago aldermen and business leaders were on hand at Kennedy-King College, 6301 S. Halsted St., to make the holidays happier for families hit hard by the pandemic.

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The 4,000 toys were not all. There were games, prizes, and food.

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Organizers said the gifts were for kids in Englewood and beyond.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff