LL Cool J lends a hand for NYC schoolkids

NEW YORK (AP) — LL Cool J says it's important to help out kids in need.

The "NCIS" actor and hip-hop star handed out backpacks with school supplies to children in Jamaica, Queens on Sunday.

He notes that a relatively small contribution can have a big effect on the families.

About 2,000 children attended the Worldstar Foundation event.

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