Next month, comedian Chris Rock, his wife Malaak, and their daughters Lola, 7, and Zahra, 5, will travel to South Africa as part of their charity “Journey For Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service”. The Rock family will take 30 kids from Brooklyn, NY with them on their trip to Africa.
The charity “allows kids from my neighborhood in Brooklyn to go to Africa to help those in need and then come back and advocate for change,” Chris Rock says.
The Rocks have been raising money for their trip and recently held an auction to raise funds for their cause.
“We were trying to think of out-of-the-box ways of raising money for ‘Journey for Change’, and [my husband and I] really love basketball games and you know, it’s a New York City charity and the Knicks are a New York City team,” says Malaak. “And my husband has always enjoyed going to Knicks’ games, and I enjoy going with him, so we thought it’d be fun to auction off a chance to go with us.”
The Rocks will be in Johannesburg, South Africa, for two weeks.
Photo: The picture shows the Rock family with Nelson Mandela a few years ago.(Photo Source)