Jill Scott has had a busy year, appearing in the #1 box office film 'Why Did I Get Married Too' and giving a noteworthy guest performance on 'Law & Order: SVU.'
But the Grammy Award-winning singer and actress still finds time to give back to her hometown of Philadelphia.
On Dec. 4, Scott will head to Philly to host the second Blues Babe Foundation fundraiser and silent auction to benefit her nonprofit organization of the same name.
"Blues Babe has been a blessing in my life and having the means to give back, empower students and communities is an experience like no other," Scott said of the organization.
The event, which will be held at Material Culture, will benefit Camp Jill Scott, Blues Babe Music in the Classroom and the Blues Babe Scholarship Fund. An exclusive line of T-shirts, journals and bags called 'Indigo' will be sold at the event to benefit the foundation, and the 'Golden' singer will also perform a special acoustic set. This year's fundraiser seeks to provide music in the classroom for more than 1,000 students in 2011.
Named in honor of Scott's grandmother, the Blues Babe Foundation launched in 2002 to assist students in underserved communities by providing programs that promote leadership and academic excellence.
The foundation joined forces with E! Entertainment to construct a computer lab for Thomas Pierce Elementary School and has awarded scholarships to graduating students from Camden Creative Arts High School class of 2003 and 2004. It also continues to fund several community-based nonprofit organizations, such as the Enterprise Center, Sisters Sanctuary, Mom's Night Out and PhatBack Athletics.
Blues Babe donated more than $100,000 to renovate of the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center and has made it possible for more than 100 young people to attend Camp Jill Scott at no cost.
As previously reported, Scott is recording her fourth studio album, 'The Light of the Sun.'