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Chance the Rapper Launches Coat Drive

Chance the Rapper is spreading holiday cheer to the less fortunate this year with his Warmest Winter coat drive.

Partnering with the Empowerment Plan in Detroit, a company that supplies coats to the homeless, the Chi-Town native is aiming to give out 1,000 of them.

“There’s 140,000 homeless folks in Chicago right now,” the emcee explained to a radio station in his hometown. “A lot of them are youth. They found out earlier this year that 20 percent of Chicago Public School children are homeless. Chicago has one of the coldest winters in America and a lot of people die of hypothermia and coldness related illnesses.”

To alleviate the issue, Chance is supplying insulated garbs that double as sleeping bags. He’s also making sure that his fundraising project has duality, too.

He’s providing clothing and job opportunities.

“The coolest part of this two-part plan is that they only hire homeless women to work in the factories to make these coats and pay them above minimum wage to do it. It’s a longterm plan to help out with homeless…”

Help the lyricist meet his $100,000 by heading over to ChanceRaps.com to donate.