Chance The Rapper Helps Raise $60,000 For Chicago's Homeless in 10 Days
Chance The Rapper might not have gifted his third mixtape this holiday season, but the Chicago MC managed to rake in $60,000 in donations for the city's homeless in 10 days.
"The #thirdmixtape didn't slide down the chimney," he tweeted the day after Christmas (Dec. 26). "In more important news, good people raised almost $60,000 in 10 days for #WarmestWinter."
The rapper teamed with Warmest Winter and Detroit-based non-profit The Empowerment Plan to fund and gift 1,000 EMPWR coats -- which double as sleeping bags -- to give to those in need in his native city. The campaign is hoping to make 1,000 by Jan. 13.
"The Empowerment Plan can produce 1,000 coats on a budget of $100,000," the official site read. "Our studies show that for each 1,000 coats distributed, we can save 14 lives."
According to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, more than 125,000 Chicagoans were homeless during the 2014-15 school year. Through Chance's campaign, there are different tiers of gifts for donations, including chances to win tickets to a Chicago Bulls or White Sox game. A $100 donation also offers the opportunity to win two tickets to see Chance The Rapper perform in 2016.
On the musical front, the Chi-town do-gooder has been teasing his forthcoming mixtape at live shows. He recently appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live (Dec. 12) to premiere his song "Somewhere in Paradise."