Sircaliburx Helps People In Need
Sircaliburx (AKA THE MEME GOD) is a creative who runs his own brand and label, InTheWave Corp., which sells clothes as well as filmmaking and photographic opportunities. He is also a rapper and influencer, with a large following on social media platforms such as Instagram. With so much going on, you’d assume Sircaliburx would be completely focused on those pursuits, but the artist also makes an effort to give back to the community of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That charity has aided the city’s homeless population, and he aims to inspire others to follow in his footsteps.
In September of last year, Sircaliburx collected clothes to give away to the needy. In just one week a thousand articles of clothing were donated in total, which were then given out. “I have saying I believe in, wealth is of the heart and mind, not the pocket,” Sircaliburx says. “I feel wealthy when I’m giving out clothes, food, whatever the people say they need, I feel good when I’m helping.”
For Thanksgiving of last year, Sircaliburx saw a need for turkeys among some local Philadelphian. To fill that need, he gave away 100 turkeys so that families and people in need could have the signature dish at their dinner tables for the holiday. “Every artist wants to blow up and then go back to where they’re from and give back, I want to always be doing that. It’s like I’m here now already with a way to help out, so why not do it.”
The Opioid crisis has caused a lot of people to become homeless in Philadelphia in recent years. Homelessness in the downtown Center City area is also more visible now due to construction and fewer public spaces for people to live. These kinds of conditions apply not only to Philadelphia, but to many other metro areas across the country.
In 2019, the City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services reported that the city has the lowest number of street homeless people per capita of any of the largest cities in the US. In total, about 5,700 Philadelphians are considered to be homeless across the city, which includes about 950 who are unsheltered. The city does a lot of things to try and combat the issue of homelessness, but Sircaliburx wants people to know that there’s still things that people need.
“The food I give out, it goes away so fast, same with the clothes,” he says. “These people need all that and more and I think people need to be more aware of the homeless people in their areas. I’ve been getting more aware of what it’s like and Philly and I feel like I’ve been able to help out a lot.”
For people outside of Philadelphia, Sircaliburx gave away 100 Little Caesars pizzas to homeless people in Los Angeles, during an event that he called SirCalibur Day. Those pizzas were given out quickly as word of mouth spread about what was being given away.
“I know it’s not just here, this is an American problem as a whole,” Sircaliburx says. “I want people to see what I’m doing and help me out or do it themselves. It’s not hard and it doesn’t take a lot, but it goes a long way.”
For those in need in Philadelphia, the rapper and influencer aims to expand on previous contributions and giveaways to find new and improved methods to offer assistance. He has great ideas for the future and hopes that anything he does will inspire people in the city, as well as people all around the country and the globe, to stand up and make change wherever they are.
“If you’re determined and you’ve got people willing to help you, you can help others,” he said. “Making a change isn’t too hard if you’ve just got the motivation.”