Big Sean Launches Campaign for Flint Children
It looks like Flint, Michigan is getting help from nearby celebrities.
Big Sean is an active participant in helping the Flint, Michigan water crisis, as he launched #HealFlintKids on Thursday, January 21, 2016 along with donating $10,000.
Big Sean, born Sean Anderson’s charity organization named after him, has partnered with Crowdrise in order to help the children who have been exposed to the lead-infused water. The money from the fundraiser will also help the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan.
“I am devastated by the water crisis that has put the entire city of Flint in a state of emergency,” said Big Sean in a press statement. “In recognizing the great work that the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan has been doing, it is my hope we can help by raising the money needed to ensure that the children who have been hit the hardest receive the care that they need today and well into the future.”
At this point, Big Sean has raised $6,000 through the Sean Anderson Foundation.
He wrote a message on the website to encourage donors to support the cause.
“We know the needs of Flint children exposed to lead, particularly those most vulnerable — children ages 0-6 — are ongoing and long-term,” he added on the site. “You can be assured that your gift will be used for critical interventions today and well into the future.”
The campaign, which will end on April 30, is offering some enticing rewards. Anyone who donates at least $10 has the chance to win VIP tickets to a Big Sean concert. These donations are also tax deductible.
This is Big Sean’s latest act to help Michigan. In 2015, he revealed a recording studio at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School and he hosted his first annual scholarships fundraiser events for low-income students in Detroit.
He is not the only artist to help Flint, Michigan during their time of need. Jack White’s Third Man Records has created a water drive for the city and every $13 donation enters a donor into an opportunity to be a Platinum Vault Subscriber for five years who will receive exclusive records, live chats with White, and more. Pearl Jam has started a Crowdrise campaign as well and has agreed to donate $300,000 to the United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund.
Meek Mill reportedly donated to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund. He also sent 60,000 bottles of water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Lastly, Cher sent 180,000 bottles to the Food Bank, as well as stating how Governor Snyder should resign.
(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)