Chance The Rapper’s Warmest Winter Initiative Raises over $70,000 (and Counting)
Anybody who’s even remotely familiar with the rising star Chance The Rapper is probably aware that he hails from the beautiful city of Chicago, IL. It’s extremely rare to find the 22-year old south sider not rocking his Chicago White Sox hat, and he consistently shouts out the city and does whatever he can to help his hometown.
The latest example of that is arguably his best work to date, and it has nothing to do with his music. Chance has recently teamed up with The Empowerment Plan to create Warmest Winter 2016, which is an initiative with a goal to donate 1,000 EMPWR coats to homeless people in Chicago this winter.
By offering various incentives such as a contest to win free Bulls or White Sox tickets or even a meet and greet with Chance himself, Warmest Winter has been able to raise almost $75,000 in just over 2 weeks. Donations will continue to be accepted to reach their ultimate goal until January 13th.
We may all still be waiting for Chance’s forthcoming third solo project, but Chance has obviously been keeping busy doing much more important things.
This initiative has the potential to save many lives, and it’s great to see a public figure like Chance doing so much to impact his community in a positive way. It’s no wonder he was named a 2015 Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago Magazine.
DONATE to the Warmest Winter initiative here!