Chance The Rapper announced on Twitter today (January 8) that the Warmest Winter campaign has raised more than $100,000, completing its goal to fund 1,000 jackets for the homeless in Chicago.
“Thanks to good people we raised over $100000 in a few weeks for #WarmestWinter We’ll keep buying coats til the 13th,” Chance The Rapper writes.
At the time of publication, the initiative, run by The Empowerment Plan, had raised $101,867.
Upon donating to Warmest Winter, participants are entered into a raffle for a variety of prizes, including tickets to a Chicago Bulls or Chicago White Sox game or tickets to a Chance The Rapper performance. For donating $100 to fund an entire coat, a person receives a limited-edition poster and is entered in a raffle for a meet and greet with Chance The Rapper.
Donate to Chance The Rapper’s Warmest Winter initiative at the campaign’s website.
View Chance The Rapper’s tweet about raising $100,000 for coats for Chicago homeless through the Warmest Winter campaign below:
(This story was first published on December 28, 2015 and is as follows.)
Chance The Rapper has raised more than $60,000 through the Warmest Winter campaign to provide coats to the homeless of Chicago. On Friday (December 25), the emcee announced the funds raised on Twitter.
“The #thirdmixtape didn’t slide down the chimney,” Chance The Rapper writes, referencing his forthcoming project. “In more important news, good people raised almost $60000 in 10 days for #WarmestWinter.”
The Warmest Winter initiative is a partnership with The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit organization fighting to end homelessness. The company, which employs homeless parents as seamstresses, hopes to expand to Chicago.
The campaign’s goal is to raise $100,000 through January 13 to fund 1,000 EMPWR coats. Each coat can be transformed into a sleeping bag and duffel bag.
According to the Chicago Coalition For the Homeless, more than 125,000 people lived in homelessness in the Windy City during the 2014-2015 school year. Part of this statistic is created through information from Chicago Public Schools, which identified 20,205 homeless students.
Upon donating, people are entered into a raffle for a variety of prizes including tickets to a Chicago Bulls or Chicago White Sox game or tickets to a Chance The Rapper performance. For donating $100 to fund an entire coat, a person receives a limited edition poster and is entered in a raffle for a meet and greet with Chance The Rapper.
Visit the Warmest Winter website for more information and to donate to the cause.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) December 26, 2015
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