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Chance the Rapper to Donate $1 Million to Schools in Chicago

Chance the Rapper to Donate $1 Million to Schools in Chicago

Chance the Rapper has announced that he will donate $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools after he recently met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

The 23-year-old rapper, who won Best New Artist at the Grammys this year, held a press conference at Westcott Elementary School on Monday (March 6) to announce his donation.

“While I am disappointed in Gov. Rauner, that will not stop me from doing all I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource: its children,” Chance told reporters (via Billboard).

Chance said that the donation is “made possible by my fans through ticket sales for my upcoming [Coloring Book] tour.”

“This isn’t about politics, this isn’t about posturing, this is about taking care of the kids,” he added. “Governor Rauner, do your job!”

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  • piste_five

    amazing! i hope chance can be a good role for the other rappers in the industry… instead of spending all their money on strippers and drugs, donate it to a good cause! especially if it involves kids and their education

  • Anna

    Tip my hat off to this guy. This really touched me for some reason. I see photos of celebs going to hospitals, going to Africa and promoting charities, and so on, but for some reason this one really touched me. Don’t know why this came off more genuine to me. I can’t put my foot on it, but I would love to shake this man’s hand.

  • Roscoe

    He could donate a billion. Their job is just to figure out how to spend (waste) it. When performance drops even lower, they will claim more is needed. How much to fix morality and the love of learning? How much did it cost 60 or more years ago to educate a child? I would speculate that it was much less with better results.

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