Chance The Rapper Is Donating $1 Million to Mental Health Services in Chicago
Since Chance the Rapper began his rap career, he's been extremely active in giving back to his native Chicago. Now the "Reboot" rhymer is gearing up to help those who are seeking mental health resources in the city with a donation of $1 million.
Today at the second annual SocialWorks Summit (Oct. 4), the hometown hero spoke to hundreds of Chi-town citizens and viewers worldwide via Periscope about his charitable efforts with the organization.
"We need a new space where people can get information on how they feel, on where to go and a network for us to interact and review our mental health spaces, and create a community of people helping people," he began. "So I'm proud to announce that I'm pledging one million dollars towards mental health services in Chicago."
Speaking on behalf of himself and SocialWorks, Chance added, "We want to change the way that mental health resources are being accessed by you."
This isn't the first time Chance The Rapper has donated a huge amount of money like this. In March 2017, the humanitarian gave away $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. The Chicago Bulls ended up matching the donation a few weeks later.
The rapper-actor is also bringing his charitable efforts to the hip-hop landscape. On Halloween (Oct. 31), Chance will join Travis Scott, Earl Sweatshirt J.I.D and Vince Staples, among others, at a charity concert in honor of the late Mac Miller. This will benefit The Mac Miller Circles Fund.
Watch Chano's entire presentation and speech below. His bit about mental health awareness in Chicago begins around the 20-minute mark.
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