Before landing on Billboard charts, the Grammy-winning artist himself faced adversity and at one point, along with his wife and newborn son, was homeless.
“As someone who’s struggled, who not too long ago had no job or place to call home, I know the importance of being given a fighting chance,” .Paak said in a press release. “Music was my fighting chance. Now, I’m thankful to team up with Modelo to give those in need a shot at proving what they’re made of.”
Funds raised from The Modelo Fighting Chance Concert Series will support the IRC and its many programs spanning health, education and economic development.
“The International Rescue Committee is at work in some of the toughest places on earth, providing lifesaving aid to those affected by crisis and conflict,” said Lauren Gray, senior director of global corporate partnerships at the IRC. “Everyone deserves a safe place to live, a job and education for their kids, and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Through these concerts, Modelo, Anderson and his fans will help the IRC deliver comprehensive and critical resources to refugees and vulnerable families in the U.S. and across the globe.”
In the U.S., the organization offers a variety of financial and employment services, including job-search assistance, skill-building workshops, business counseling and access to car, credit and small-business loans.
Fans can join the cause and see .Paak perform in San Francisco on Nov. 13, Atlanta on Nov. 15, and New York on Nov. 17.