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Chance the Rapper Donates $1 million to Mental Health Services in Chicago

Caitlin Smith

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On Thursday October 4, Chance the Rapper announced that he will be donating $1 million to improve the mental health services in Chicago. “We want to change the way that mental health resources are being accessed” Chance said. He announced this announcement during his annual summit of his charity SocialWorks. SocialWorks strives to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility, and positivity within Chicago. Chance the Rapper is not only known for his music, but his actions and help towards improving the community, specifically the neighborhoods of Chicago. Last year, Chance donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.

Students are grateful for what Chance has done for the city of Chicago. Leah Malan ‘19 states “I think it says a lot that a celebrity has to donate money for those struggling with mental health illnesses to get better help, and it shows how he [Chance the Rapper] really cares about the city he came from. He actually wants to see it [Chicago] improve.” Some students agree that Chance has done more for the city of Chicago than Mayor Rahm Emanuel. For example, Khayin Maheia ‘19 states, “I am so proud of Chance. He has done more than Rahm.” This is a start to improving the resources for mental health, and one of Chance’s many generous tactics.

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Chance the Rapper Donates $1 million to Mental Health Services in Chicago