Chance The Rapper just raised so much money for Chicago schools, and we’re in awe
We’ve heard about Chance The Rapper, aka Chancelor Bennett, doing good things for humanity before, and he’s at it again. This time, Chance The Rapper raised money for Chicago schools, reported WGN, and we’re in awe. After all, Chance is from Chicago, so it makes sense that he’d want to help out the city. But how did this come about? After a meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner months ago about cuts to school funding, Chance decided to do something about it.
So, over the past six months, Chance The Rapper raised $2.2 million(!) for Chicago Public Schools.
The deets: Twenty schools will receive $100,000 over the next three years via the rapper’s New Chance Fund. (Do you love that play on words as much as we do?!)
“Funding education is the most important investment a community can make, Chance said according to WGN.
"As a [Chicago Public Schools] graduate, Chance has shown Chicago students not only the heights they can achieve but the generosity they can share," school district spokesperson Emily Bittner said in a statement, according to CNN.
Btw, fun fact: Chance and Gov. Rauner decided to meet in the first place after an exchange on Twitter months ago!
Ah, the power of social media, especially when it produces ~amazing~ results like this. And the $2.2 million is not all. Chance is currently in the process of raising more money for additional Chicago schools next year.
Of course, people on Twitter — such as the Chicago Bulls, NBD — were super stoked about the news.
We, too, give Chance a standing ovation. Meanwhile, all this talk about him is making us want to go listen to his music. BRB!