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Kid Rock donates gifts to the needy in his hometown of Detriot

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(CBS/AP) This holiday season, Kid Rock is giving back to his hometown of Detriot.

The rocker is teaming up with a Detroit church to give away hundreds of gift baskets and retail gift certificates to needy families in the city here he got his start and still calls home.

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His nonprofit organization joined Hartford Memorial Baptist Church on Wednesday to distribute 100 gift certificates for mid-western retailer Meijer, along with more than 300 gift baskets.

Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie, grew up and lives in suburban Detroit. He and the Kid Rock Foundation have been honored this year for their philanthropic contributions by Goodfellows Detroit and the NAACP's Detroit branch.

Kid Rock is known for dabbling in various musical styles, from hip-hop and hard rock to country and Southern rock.

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