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Future to host annual Thanksgiving gala for Atlanta senior citizens


Future is spreading the philanthropic love with his fourth annual Golden Wishes Thanksgiving Gala.

The Atlanta rapper – who in September wrapped the three-month Summer Sixteen Tour with Drake – will hold the event on Nov. 19 in Atlanta.

The purpose of the Thanksgiving Gala, which Future offers through his charity, FreeWishes Foundation, is to provide senior citizens in Atlanta an evening of food, music and dancing as well as present the attendees with the ingredients for a “perfect holiday meal.”

Although the gala is closed to the public, those who want to participate as a sponsor or donor can email

Future founded the FreeWishes Foundation with his mother, Stephanie Jester, and sister, Tia Wilburn.

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