LL Cool J attends Worldstar Foundation event and hands out backpacks filled with school supplies to children in Queens on Aug. 24, 2014

*LL Cool J was on hand to give out backpacks full of school supplies to kids in Jamaica, Queens on Sunday as part of an event hosted by the Worldstar Foundation.

The “NCIS: Los Angeles” actor notes that a relatively small contribution can have a big effect on the families.

“It lifts a burden. You’d be surprised what $30, $40, $50 dollars, whatever this ends up costing per child and how that affects a family,” said LL. “This is very important.”

More than 2,000 children attended the event.