Ludacris Donates $10,000 to Father-Daughter-Owned Tech Company Looking to Connect Children With Their Incarcerated Parents

Ludacris made a hefty donation to a father-daughter duo looking to change the world of tech with their company Photo Patch.

The “Throw Them Bows” rapper surprised Jay’Aina “Jay Jay” Patton and her father Antoine with a whopping donation of $10,000 towards their new company during a recent episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Photo Patch isn’t just a regular photo app. The company was designed to help children send pictures to their parents or loved ones who are incarcerated. Photo Patch’s website states that only “19 percent of state parent inmates report seeing their children at least once a month.”

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What’s even more startling is that “58.5 percent of state parent inmates and 44.7 percent of federal parent inmates report having never been visited by their children.” Jay’Aina and Antoine hope to close this devastating gap while helping to preserve and strengthen family connections. According to the company’s Instagram page, Photo Patch has reportedly “connected over 70,000 families” and has been used to send nearly 1 million photos and letters.

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SOURCE: Madame Noire, Shannon Dawson