Chicago emcee Chance The Rapper may not have put out his follow up mixtape to Acid Rap and Surf, but at least he’s busy doing work that matters. Recently, he raised a huge amount a money for the homeless youth.
Chance teamed up with Detroit-based non profit, The Empowerment Plan, to launch the “Warmest Winter” campaign. This campaign will help fund and gift 1000 EMPWR coats to Chicago’s homeless. The coats are water resistant, self heated, and they double as a sleeping bag. The coats are also providing jobs for the homeless because they are hired to make them. So far the campaign has raised $60,000.
This isn’t the only time Chance used his influence to give back to his city. Earlier this year, Chance and Sirius XM host Sway, raised $100,000 for Chicago schools. The money went to new technology and equipment for six local elementary schools.
We should all take a page out of Chances book and give to those less fortunate. For information and to learn how you can contribute to the “Warmest Winter” campaign, go to www.warmestwinterchicago.com.