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LL Cool J Hands Out School Supplies To Kids At Worldstar Foundation Event

Worldstar Foundation hands out backpacks filled with school  supplies to children in Queens on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Worldstar Foundation hands out backpacks filled with school supplies to children in Queens on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s time for parents and kids to get ready for another school year, but nowadays school supplies can be really pricey.

So in Queens, the Worldstar Foundation held a backpack giveaway on Sunday. Each bookbag was filled with school supplies, CBS 2 reported.

LL Cool J attends Worldstar Foundation event and hands out backpacks filled with school  supplies to children in Queens on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

LL Cool J attends Worldstar Foundation event and hands out backpacks filled with school supplies to children in Queens on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

LL Cool J, the star of the hit CBS show “NCIS Miami,” returned to his hometown to help out with the event.

“It lifts a burden. You’d be surprised what $30, $40, $50 dollars, whatever this ends up costing per child and how that affects a family,” LL Cool J said. “This is very important.”

Those who received the backpacks were thrilled.

“I like the supplies and I like the bookbag cause it’s so cool,” said one little girl.

More than 2,000 kids attended the event.

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