Chance The Rapper Pledges $1 Million To Improve Chicago Mental Health Services

Earlier as we speak, Chance The Rapper attended the second annual summit for SocialWorks, a nonprit group that he based. While on the summit, Chance made a groundbreaking announcement revealing plans to make a a million greenback donation in direction of enhancing the psychological well being companies accessible to the folks his native metropolis, Chicago. 

According to Pitchfork, the donation will profit varied organizations offering psychological well being companies within the space with six totally different psychological well being establishments receiving $100,000 grants. The information was introduced on the identical event that SocialWorks launched their initiative, My State Mind. The initiative is geared toward enhancing the standard psychological well being assets in Cook County, Illinois. 

The donation is one Chance’s many philanthropic pursuits. Back in 2017, Chance revealed that he had managed to lift $2.2 million for Chicago Public Schools, a sum which went in direction of bringing “arts applications and supplies to colleges.” While at Chicago’s Paul Robeson High Schoo,l he shared, “Quality training for public faculties is a very powerful funding a neighborhood could make.” As one Chicago’s most promising and celebrated artists, it is fairly endearing and inspirational to see him spearheading such constructive change in his neighborhood. 

Chance’s final album Coloring Book is about to be adopted up by a three way partnership with Kanye West, Good Ass Job. A launch date for the undertaking has but to be confirmed. 

G-Eazy Launches "Endless Summer Fund" For Under-Served Youth

G-Eazy is putting his focus toward giving back to his community. The rapper has announced the launch his new philanthropic endeavor called Endless Summer Fund. The initiative will focus on helping the under-served youth starting with his hometown  San Francisco with a focus on LGBTQ youth, homelessness, education, and mental illness. Funds will also be raised for hand-picked non-prit organizations across the U.S., the first being Larkin Street Youth Services, the largest homeless youth drop-in center in San Francisco. 

An event for the launch was held last Friday, July 27,  at Larkin Street Youth Services where G-Eazy in collaboration with Puma, donated $50,000 to the organization with a hand-delivered check along with a donation products by Puma. 

The entertainer is clear about the motives surrounding his charitable actions in a press release.

The young community members were excited about the entertainer’s genuine interest in helping them. His presence alone was inspiring to man. Alex Segers, a Larkin Street youth, expressed his appreciation for the artist saying that” It’s really motivating and inspiring to know that someone with his success would take time out their day to come visit us.”

Ezekiel Addison echoed this sentiment:” I listen to his music all the time and so to finally meet him was kind unreal. His music has helped me get through hard times in life and I just never thought I would meet him.”