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Drake visits Miami homeless shelter for women, kids

In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Drake accepts the award for favorite artist - rap/hip-hop - at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  
(Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Drake accepts the award for favorite artist - rap/hip-hop - at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Drake made a surprise stop at a Florida homeless shelter for women and children, bringing a $50,000 check and toys and games for the kids.

The Grammy-award winner stopped at Miami's Lotus Village on Tuesday to support families who moved into the nonprofit's new shelter one week ago. Drake passed out $150 Target gift cards for the female residents.

The singer was in town shooting a music video. He made a pit stop at a local high school on Monday, performing for the students and leaving them a $25,000 check for new school uniforms.

The homeless shelter is trying to raise $25 million to expand its reach and become a national model for curbing homelessness among women and children. Its services include a community clinic, children's wellness center, yoga and a Zen garden.