Chance the Rapper Raises $100K for a Great Cause

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31:  Chance The Rapper performs on the Dylan Stage during day 2 of the 2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Chance the Rapper Raises $100K for a Great Cause

The MC hasn't forgotten where he came from.

Published January 9, 2016

Chance the Rapper's dedication to his hometown of Chicago is no secret, so in an effort to give back, the MC raised an astounding $100,000 in donations to help supply the homeless with winter coats.

According to Complex, Chance and the Empowerment Plan launched the Warmest Winter Initiative with the hopes of donating 1,000 coats to Chi-town's homeless population. Following its December 2015 launch, the "Sunday Candy" rapper wanted to give them a special coat that is "water resistant" and "self heating" so that they can more easily power through the elements.

Adding even more functionality, the coat can even adjust into a sleeping bag and be used as an over-the-shoulder bag when it's not being worn.

During the Holidays, Chance gave fans an update that the campaign had raised almost $60,000 in just 10 days. Now, he has raised upwards from $102,500 and sponsored 1,025 coats.

Take a look at his official announcement below:

Kudos to Chance for being such a pillar in his community.

Check out our coverage of the rapper's feelings on Spike Lee's Chi-Raq in the BET Breaks video, below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Written by Moriba Cummings


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