Chance The Rapper isn’t letting up in his mission to save help Chicago youth. His birthday party this past weekend raised another $100,000 for the kids.
Chance celebrated his 24th birthday by hosting a charity event where the ticket prices ranged from $100 to $2,500. Every ticket was sold. The proceeds went towards his SocialWorks foundation and its mission to “empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility, and positivity within the youth throughout Chicago.”
Those in attendance were treated to performances from Ludacris and T-Pain as well as a guest appearance from Big Bird of Sesame Street.
This is the latest lump sum of cash Chance has raised after vowing to have a plan after a disappointing meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. After the meeting where Chance left feeling convinced the Governor did not have the kids’ best interests in mind, he started the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund to aid in reducing the funding gap for Chicago Public Schools. He jumped off the fund by donating $1 million which was later matched by the Chicago Cubs.