Boyz II Men and New Kids On The Block are hitting the road with 98 Degrees this summer, making all of us 90s kids feel both extremely ecstatic and extremely…old. I know it’s hard to believe, y’all, but there was life before One Direction! While we know Boyz II Men and NKOTB as a bunch of fly fellas who sing and dance together, they’re about a lot more than doing the running man and droppin’ panties. Check out some of their awesome charity work:
+ Boyz II Men Support The Less Fortunate
Photo: Motownphilly’s back again. (Getty)
The Boyz II Men House has one simple goal: to improve life for the less fortunate…through slow jams. Ok, so maybe they’re not using slow jams to do it, but the Boyz are committed to ensuring the health and happiness of those who haven’t been fortunate enough to sell 60 million records worldwide. And speaking of slow jam healing, their song “Doin’ Just Fine,” is the ultimate post-breakup pick me up! Check it:
+ NKOTB Support United Cerebral Palsy
Photo: These guys are totally “Hangin’ Tough.” (Getty)
In their prime, the New Kids On The Block were huge advocates for United Cerebral Palsy — an organization devoted to treating those living with disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions. Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage in early childhood; it currently has no cure. Check out this vintage clip of NKOTB performing at a United Cerebral Palsy telethon. “Most of us in this world really don’t know how lucky we are,” says Jordan Knight aka the Harry Styles of his day. “So I think we should try to think about everybody else in this world who is less privileged than us.”
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Learn more about the Boyz' charity: the Boyz II Men House.