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Big Sean Donates $10,000 to Victims of Flint Water Crisis

Big Sean Donates $10,000 to Victims of Flint Water Crisis

Detroit rapper kicks off #HealFlintKids fundraiser.

Published January 21, 2016

Big Sean is the latest in a league of stars bringing more attention to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. Today, the Detroit native, in collaboration with his Sean Anderson Foundation, announced  #HelpHealFlintKids, a fundraising plan benefiting children affected by the city's lead infested drinking water.

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Sean is gathering donations through the online community funding website Crowd Rise. To get the ball rolling, the "Play No Games" rapper put up $10,000 of his own money.

"Flint's children were hit the hardest and some have experienced permanent and potentially devastating health defects from lead poisoning," reads a statement on the fundraising page. “We know the needs of Flint children exposed to lead, particularly those most vulnerable – children ages 0-6 – are ongoing and long-term.

“You can be assured that your gift will be used for critical interventions today and well into the future.”

Sean is offering fans extra initiative to give back. A $10 donation earns an automatic entry for a chance to see him at a U.S. tour date this fall (the more you donate, the more chances you have to win). Five lucky winners will receive two VIP concert tickets, plus a meet and greet and photo-op with Sean.

All donations will support the Flint Child Health & Development Fund.

Click here for more information.   

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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