Two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) teamed up with media maven Karen Civil and Grammy Award winning artist Lil Wayne to brighten the holiday season for 500 students on Friday in his beloved Haiti. The Christmas celebration was a partnership with Live Civil and included sponsors Trukfit, Scholastic Corporation & L’union Suite.
Berto dressed up as Santa Claus for the Live Civil Christmas Giveaway where each child was gifted an outfit from Lil Wayne’s Trukfit clothing line and an exclusive Live Civil Thinking Cap from Karen Civil’s partnership with New Era.
Berto Claus had a ball passing out to toys to the children and brightening their holiday season. “Giving back to the people of Haiti, especially the kids, is a must during this time of year,” Berto said. “I was thrilled to team up with my fellow young visionaries Karen Civil and Lil Wayne to make this event something all the kids will never forget.”
In addition to the Live Civil Christmas Giveaway, Berto worked with the Jack Brewer Foundation and the Starkey Hearing Foundation and was blessed to witness young people experience hearing for the very first time. Berto was moved by the experience and hopes to return to Haiti soon to help more young people in the future.