Instead of chilling out in his native Garner, N.C. for the whole holiday season, Scotty McCreery headed to the Dominican Republic for a bit to personally deliver gift boxes to needy and impoverished children. The selfless singer shared a couple pictures from his trip via Twitter … when he was able to get internet service, that is!

McCreery shared an adorable photo of him and a youngster (seen above), posting: “Here’s a pic of me and a little boy I gave a shoebox present to today!” Looks like Scotty brought some real joy into the heart of a child during the holidays.

McCreery was as active as he could be on Twitter during his trip, helping to spread the news about the charity he is supporting. He wrote: “Found some wifi at lunch.. Haha. Such an incredible time already today! Gave out boxes n had the chance to donate a guitar to the church!”

He also shared another photo from his trip, saying: “Great day here in the DR w/ operation Christmas child! Here’s one of the little boys who got a slinky in his box today!”

McCreery partnered up with Operation Christmas Child, which is the world’s largest Christmas project. The goal was to deliver gifts to 8.5 children over the holiday season. Here’s to hoping the organization achieved its goal with a little help from an ‘Idol.’