Chance The Rapper throws holiday party for homeless

Chance The Rapper is a legend in his hometown of Chicago, but not just for his music.

The 24-year-old hip hop superstar has previously donated $1 million to local schools, as well as providing free movie screenings for Jordan Peele’s sociopolitical horror movie Get Out.

This time, it was the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago which played host to the event, which was held in aid of local homeless children. “A Night at the Museum,” was put together by SocialWorks, Chance The Rapper’s non-profit organisation, as well as Bargains in a Box and a number of other community projects.

“Being the city that has one of the worst and coldest winters in America, I think it’s important to take some time to appreciate and work with and work for the homeless population in Chicago,” Chance told the crowd at the event, reports ABC local affiliate WLS.

Chance appeared on the night itself, as did the Chicago Children’s Choir. Tickets were priced at $15, but special concessions were made available for those who couldn’t afford the cover charge.

““It takes a little bit of effort from a lot of people to make a huge impact on a family, to change the way their holiday goes and it’s what the season’s about,” said Bargains in a Box VP of Strategy and Development Brad Nardick, according to Fox 32 Chicago.”

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has stated that there are over 82,000 homeless people in the city, many of whom are children. “We know that a lot of homelessness isn’t seen, it’s hidden. It’s really important for people to recognize when you see someone on the street that’s just a sliver of the problem,” said CCH Executive Director Doug Schenkelberg.

There have been many celebrity stories in 2017, and not all of them have been wholesome. Chance The Rapper is ensuring that he remains a shining light and a great example for all of his fans and followers.