Chance The Rapper, Lady Gaga & Metallica come together for the holidays.
Chance The Rapper is teaming up with one the leading coffee houses this holiday season to give back to his charity in his hometown of Chicago.
Starbucks' ‘Give Good’ holiday campaign and Spotify have grabbed Chance, Lady Gaga and Metallica as three leading artists to donate a total of $1 million to three charities that benefit youth empowerment, education and veterans. Re-loadable Starbucks gift cards will be available at all participating United States locations with a minimum load of $25, while supplies last. Those who buy or receive the card are eligible for a Spotify Premium trial
Chance's non-profit, SocialWorks, will be the charity to benefit from the campaign, while Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation and Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation will also reap the holiday rewards.
“Our goal at SocialWorks is to empower the youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement," Chance the Rapper says. "Many thanks to Starbucks and Spotify for working with us to create more opportunities to build dreams, inspire creativity, and let the youth be themselves!”
This collaboration to benefit his hometown of Chicago comes as no surprise since Chance has been very open about his efforts to give back to his community. As we recently posted, the "Chain Smoker" rapper announced $1 million donation that Jewel-Osco, a local chain of grocery stores, made to his newly established, New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund. The new program is made to benefit all children in the Chi-Town public school system.
Chance announced the big donation at Michele Clark High School where he made a speech to educate the youngsters on the importance of improving the education system.
"Your parents, your grandparents, your kids will pay money into your schooling out of their cheques and it's supposed to affect all of our kids the same way," he said. "It doesn't work that way, I want y'all to do the research. I'm talking to anyone who goes to Michele Clark. You guys don't receive the same benefits that a lot of other people do and your parents pay the same money into the same government taxes."