Chance the Rapper is once again making headlines — this time for donating 30,000 backpacks to kids across Chicago.
The 24-year-old performer, who is known for talking about his Christian faith and for helping kids through Social Works, his nonprofit organization, is continuing to inspire the masses with his good works.
“Our kids … especially in our district and especially of our color have been completely ignored and kind of pushed to the wayside when it comes to funding and equal support,” Chance told WLS-TV. “So, my foundation, Social Works, is working to make sure everything’s a little easier for the students, for the teachers and especially for the parents this year.”
The latest act of goodwill came as Chance was grand marshal for Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade, an annual back-to-school event, WMUR-TV reported.
The backpacks that were handed out were packed with supplies, including folders, notebooks and other elements.
Chance also handed out tickets to a surprise concert he held on Saturday night at the Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University — an event that surprised his fans who had assembled at the parade.
Listen to what Chance had to say at the 8:30-mark below:
Chance has been open about his Christian faith as well as his thoughts on God, telling Beats 1 radio that he believes “God means everything to everyone whether they understand it or not or can really see it for themselves or they find God.”