Jaden Smith performs onstage during McDonald’s at Bleacher Report All-Star Experience on February 18, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.
Photo: John Sciulli (Getty Images for McDonald’s)

While Jaden Smith is most commonly known for his acting chops and blossoming rap career, on the low, the son of Jada and Willard is quite the philanthropist too.

The Associated Press reports that the 20-year-old’s JUST goods foundation is joining forces with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to deploy a mobile water filtration system—known as “The Water Box”—in Flint, MI, that will reduce lead and other potential contaminants. Also of note, the filtration system was designed and engineered by JUST goods and the church.


While the church has distributed over 5 million bottles of water to residents, donations of bottled water are on the decline.

It’s no secret that Flint has been suffering from a serious water crisis since water contaminated by lead was discovered in 2014. But while water drives and other initiatives have been launched in the aftermath of this crisis, it’s beautiful to see a celebrity of Jaden’s stature do his part to aid residents in need.

Menace to supremacy. Founder of Extraordinary Ideas and co-host and producer of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast. Impatiently waiting for ya'll to stop putting sugar in grits.

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