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Chance the Rapper donates 30,000 to Chicago children

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Chance the Rapper led the back-to-school parade as the grand marshal in his home town in Chicago. The Grammy award winning musician led the Bud Billiken Parade from a white convertible.

The Bob Billiken has been an annual event in Chicago since 1929 and this year Chance has made the parade one that will never be forgotten. Chance was quoted on WLS-TV saying that he wants to “make sure everything is a little easier” for students, teachers, and parents. During the parade, Chance passed out 30,00 backpacks filled with school supplies to students attending the parade.

This isn’t the first time Chance has gotten involved with the school systems of Chicago. Earlier in 2017 he donated $1 million to help Chicago schools who suffer from a lack of funding. Chance has been continually calling on politicians to aid these neglected schools.

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Chance has taken helping Chicago schools to the next level as well and has started his own nonprofit. Support CPS has raised over $2 million so far for the Chicago public school system. if you are interested in getting involved or just wanting to learn more about Chance’s efforts to improve Chicago schools, check out his nonprofit’s website.

Dan Calabrese

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