Coloring books for everybody! Chance The Rapper put his money where his mouth is...to the tun of $1 million. Find out how he's playing superman for Chicago Public Schools inside....
Chicago's own Chance the Rapper is up to his good, well GREAT, deeds again. He announced Monday that he plans to donate $1 million to Chicago public schools. And that's not all.
The Coloring Book rapper, who remains independent and unsigned, also called upon private businesses and corporations to donate money to the school system. In addition to the one millie, Chance says every $100,000 in donations he will donate an additional $10,000 to individual schools to further support arts education.
"The check that I donated is a call to action. I'm challenging major companies and corporations Chicago and across the U.S. to donate and take action," he said during a press conference today at Westcott Middle School in the Chi.
One business owner has already taken him up on his challenge. Chop Shop, a restaurant/deli/butcher in Wicker Park, announced they would donate $1 from every sandwich sold this week to the Chicago Public Schools Foundation.
These big moves come after he met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner about school funding last Friday, and he says the talks failed.
"Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positioning," Chance revealed.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama applauded him on the big move:
Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2017
It looks like Steve Stoute had a hand in this as well:
Nice! These are MAJOR moves for a city in need. Keep up the fab work Chance!