Chance the Rapper continues to give back to his city, this time pledging to donate $1 million to mental health services in Chicago. The rapper made the announcement Thursday during a summit for his nonprofit organization, SocialWorks. According to Pitchfork, the rapper told those in attendance at the event, “With the help of SocialWorks, we want to change the way that mental health resources are being accessed by you.”
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SocialWorks also announced a new initiative, My State of Mind, which will focus on providing mental health resources in Cook County, Illinois. Digital and physical guidebooks will also be created as part of the initiative so that those in need can more readily find resources. As part of Chance’s pledge, six mental health initiatives will receive $100,000 grants. Giving back is nothing new for the rapper. In 2017, Chance donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. He called the donation a “call to action” to encourage other major Chicago companies to help the community. You can find out more about SocialWorks at socialworkschi.org. TOPICS: