Will Smith’s security guard pays for West Philly High computers

    He’s been a security guard for West Philly-born Will Smith, and co-founded 10,000 Men with Kenny Gamble, but Charlie Mack Alston has recently given back in a much more tangible way.

    He purchased 30 new computer for West Philadelphia High School students.
    Alston reached out to the school when he saw that two teens had stolen 60 computers from the school. Mack will present the computers to the school this week, along with the Will and Jada Smith Foundation.

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