Chance The Rapper Donates $1M To Chicago Public Schools
Some people just talk a big game, but Chance The Rapper is putting his money where his mouth is.
The MC, whose real name is Chancellor Bennett, announced Monday that he is donating $1 million USD to Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
Last week, Chance had a meeting with Illinois governor Bruce Vincent Rauner to discuss helping CPS. However, the rapper reportedly walked away from the sit-down frustrated and disappointed with the politician's plans.
So, now he's taking things into his own hands to help Chicago's inner city kids. Bennett held a press conference at Westcott Elementary School to speak about his initiative.
“This isn’t about politics. This isn’t about posturing,” Bennett told the press. “This is about taking care of the kids.”
Bennett called his donation a “call to action.”
He said that for every $100,000 raised on the CPS website, he would add an additional $10,000. He called on fellow artists and friends to help out with the cause, too.
Original article by Isha Thorpe at iHeartRadio