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In Honor of Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary, Amazon Partners with Can'd Aid to Get Community Outside

Hip Hop Hooray Community Service Day on Aug. 11-12 will benefit Robert Churchwell Elementary School

WHAT: Amazon is partnering with national nonprofit Can’d Aid, who is building a nationwide movement that empowers people to give back in their local communities, Nashville’s Trap Garden, and the National Museum of African American Music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop. With the support of local policymakers and the work of dozens of volunteers, we are thrilled to present the second annual “Hip Hop Hooray Community Service Day”.

“Amazon works side-by-side with community partners to strengthen the areas where our employees live and work”, said Community Engagement Manager, Courtney Ross. “We’re proud to bring Nashville, ‘Music City’, together for this unique experience to support students headed back to school as fans around the world come together to mark the 50th anniversary of hip hop.”

To commemorate the anniversary of Hip Hop on Aug. 11 and 12, more than 150 volunteers will assist well-known Nashville-based artist Woke3 in creating a community mural to celebrate and bring attention to the culturally significant roots of Hip Hop.

On Aug. 12, volunteers will assemble 100 bikes and stuff reusable lunch totes with food and school supplies donated by Amazon. All will be donated to the 1st grade class of Robert Churchwell Elementary School.

The two-day Hip Hop Hooray Community Service Day will feature live music, food, and art in celebration of community and the impact of Hip Hop. Attendance is free but registration is required. Claim your spot online HERE.


  • Hip Hop Hooray Community Service Day – Aug. 11-12 @ Bonafyde Gym & Community Center (2524 Heiman Street, Nashville, TN)

  • Community Mural - Aug. 11-12, kicks off at 9am

  • Bike Build - Aug. 12, 11am-1pm

  • Lunch Tote Stuffing - Aug. 12, 11am-1pm

WHY: On August 11, communities around the world celebrate, uplift and honor Hip Hop culture in commemoration of the first back-to-school Hip Hop event held on August 11, 1973, the official day Hip Hop was born. 50 years later, the party with a purpose continues!

MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend the community service day. We can set up interviews in advance with Amazon leaders, Can’d Aid, Woke3, and more.


About Can’d Aid

Can’d Aid is a nationally recognized nonprofit that rallies volunteers from all walks of life to build thriving communities. Through their unique integrated approach, they distribute water, increase access and opportunities for underserved youth to experience music, arts and the outdoors; and protect and restore the environment. Since inception in 2013, more than 3 million cans of water have been distributed, over 17,000 skateboards and bikes have been built for underprivileged youth, more than 3,500 instruments have been donated and the equivalent of 73 million aluminum cans have been recycled. To donate, volunteer or learn more, please visit

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit and follow @AmazonNews.

About The National Museum Of African American Music

NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. The museum’s expertly curated collections share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present. The National Museum of African American Music is the premier global destination for music lovers of all generations and inspires, educates, and transforms your appreciation of American music. NMAAM’s mission is to educate the world, preserve the legacy, and celebrate the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack. NMAAM was born out of a proposal from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2002, to celebrate and preserve African Americans’ influence on music and provide residents and visitors with diverse cultural offerings. The National Museum of African American Music broke ground in early 2017 and officially opened in 2021. Since its opening, NMAAM has welcomed guests from across the U.S. and is one of Music City’s top must-see tourist destinations. For more information, please visit You can also follow them on Facebook, and Instagram, and see all their latest videos on YouTube.



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