Rapper T.I. has helped to raise $166,000 (GBP83,000) to save a Thanksgiving meal for the homeless - despite his current status under house arrest. The Bring 'Em Out star - real name Clifford Harris Jr. - is being held as a prisoner in his own Atlanta, Georgia, home, after he was arrested last month (Oct07) on illegal weapons charges. But that didn't stop the lyricist from joining in the Hosea Williams Feed The Hungry and Homeless Foundation fundraiser on Tuesday (20Nov07) to raise money for the organisation's 38th annual Thanksgiving dinner. T.I. teamed up with U.S. radio DJ Ryan Cameron to head a campaign to raise the $150,000 (GBP75,000) needed for Thursday's (22Nov07) turkey meal, after a key donor pulled out of sponsoring the event. And the pair did more than enough, raising a total of $166,000 in less than three hours during the charity broadcast on Cameron's radio show. A number of celebrities called in to pledge some cash to the cause, including R+B singer Ne-Yo, rappers Busta Rhymes, Bow Wow and Wyclef Jean, and music mogul Jermaine Dupri. T.I., who contributed $20,000 (GBP10,000) of his own money, called into the show to tell fans: "God put me in a position where I can help. With great reward comes great responsibility and I'm just happy to have the ability to do this. I wish I could do more." The Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless Thanksgiving Dinner Feast will provide hot dinners to 20,000 people, reports AllHipHop.com.