Just three weeks after announcing that he would be donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, Chance The Rapper helped announce more good news on Friday, March 31. So, what could top an already extremely noteworthy gesture? That the Chicago Bulls will be matching his donation of $1 million, the Chicago Tribune reported. Chance made his initial donation as a “call to action” for Chicago’s philanthropic and business communities. Kudos to the city’s beloved Bulls for standing up to answer that call. Chance had this to say while announcing the donation at Robeson High School on Chicago’s South Side where he was born and raised.
"It is my job, just as who I am, to bring light and attention to public school funding, broken formulas and especially how it affects my hometown, where there's 90 percent minority students." You can check out a video of the announcement above.
Chance also announced that 12 schools—including Robeson High School where he made Friday’s announcement—on Chicago’s South and West sides have already received $10,000 each as part of the Grammy-winner’s original donation. CPS will receive the rest of the money from the rapper and the Bulls sometime in the next school year.
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