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Big Sean Launches Campaign, Donates $10,000 to Help Flint Kids

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Austin Hargrave

Big Sean photographed on Oct. 7, 2015 at Universal Music Group in Santa Monica. 

Big Sean has launched a campaign to help the children of Flint, Mich., in response to the city's water crisis that has lead-contamination threatening the community's health. 

Beyond immediate physical health problems, developmental issues have been linked to lead poisoning in children, so Sean has launched a CrowdRise campaign called #HEALFLINTKIDS to put money towards the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan’s "Flint Child Health & Development Fund." 

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"I'm raising money to support the kids of Flint Michigan. Toxic water in Flint has rendered the water undrinkable and put the entire city in a state of emergency. Flint's children were hit the hardest and some have experienced permanent and potentially devastating health defects from lead poisoning," states Sean on the fundraising website. "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."
 
The purpose is fairly broad but seemingly very worthwhile. So far, the Detroit-native has donated $10,000 via his Sean Anderson Foundation with nearly another $2,000 in donations coming in as of press time. 

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Sean is also offering fan experiences for to motive people to contribute, with donors receiving a chance to win VIP tickets with a meet-and-greet to any of his upcoming tour stops.