Lupe Fiasco will be doing his part this holiday season by handing out winter coats to needy kids in his Chicago hometown.

Chi-Town’s Channel 7 news reports that the Grammy-award winning MC chipped in $5,000 in an effort to help families in the area. He has already given out hundreds of jackets on the East Side of town and plans on heading to his West Side neighborhood later today.

In related news Lupe will be heading overseas later this month for Australia’s annual Big Day Out Festival. The show travels throughout the country and spans several dates in January and February. – Elan Mancini