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Pastor Shirley Caesar isn’t allowing her elevated level of Internet fame (courtesy of the wildly popular #UNameIt Challenge) to distract from her real mission: helping those in need.

The GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel singer fed and gave out toys to thousands of families Sunday, Dec. 18 during her Christmas toy drive.

Wearing a sweatshirt from her personal line with “I got greens, beans, potatoes, tomatoes” colorfully inscribed on it— a phrase from her song “Hold My Mule” looped into DJ Suede’s viral, unauthorized remix—Caesar helped make families’ Christmas even brighter.

“Praise God!! Thank-you to everyone who supported my toy drive. I appreciate every one of you!” wrote the excited community-builder in a photo caption on her Instagram page. The charitable event was held at Mt. Calvary Word of Faith Church in Raleigh, NC.

Caesar’s partnership with Toys for Tots, as well as proceeds from the sale of exclusive #UNameIt merchandise, bolstered by rapper Snoop Dogg, made it all possible.

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