will be sharing the spoils of a 24k plated career with those in his home state of Hawaii this holiday season.
After 200 sold-out shows, the pop star closed out his record-breaking 24K Magic World Tour on Sunday, November 11 by announcing plans to provide 24,000 Thanksgiving meals to Hawaiian residents suffering from food insecurity.
Mars will be providing the meals through a hefty donation to the Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division’s Thanksgiving Dinner meal program. The program has been operating in the state for 48 years with the assistance of over 900 volunteers who facilitate the meals’ distribution.
“We are humbled and honored by this generous donation from Hawaii’s own Bruno Mars,” Salvation Army Major Jeff Martin said in a statement to the Honolulu Star Advertiser
. “Because of his amazing gift, 24,000 meals will be provided to those in need on this Thanksgiving holiday in Hawaii.”
Martin went on to speak highly of Mars as one who gives back
to the communities in his hometown.
“Bruno is a shining example of how people in Hawaii step forward and take care of one another and we are grateful to him for his aloha and kokua,” he added
The final show of the 24k Magic World tour was the last performance of a three-night, sold-out stint at the Aloha Stadium in his hometown of Honolulu. Bruno now holds the record for sold out consecutive performances at the venue, unseating previous tied record holders U2 and Michael Jackson.
The 24K Magic World Tour brought Mars’ voice to Europe, Asia, and Africa but it’s clear he left his heart right at home.