Rappers Future and Mike Will Made It came bearing gifts and love for hundreds of community children.

Rappers Future and Mike Will Made It came bearing gifts and love for hundreds of community children (Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media).

ATLANTA — Before being swallowed up in a frenzied mass of music fans, producer Mike Will Made It talked about paying it forward by giving back to the community in a variety of ways throughout the year — not just on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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He and rapper Future helped to make hundreds of children’s and teens’ Christmas extra special when they appeared at Bessie Branham Park and Recreation Center and powered the “Winter Wishland.”

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“Winter Wishland” was facilitated and organized by FreeWishes and Make Wishes Matter Foundation, which put together a spectacular, multifaceted gift-giving extravaganza that included toy giveaways, coat giveaways, face painting, hoops, sitting with Santa. And to top it off, the FreeWishes and Make Wishes Matter Foundation gave away a bunch of boys and girls bikes through a lottery-type system.

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Check out the photographic highlights from the “Winter Wishland” event by flipping the e-page.

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