Big Sean has consistently been dedicated to both properly and proudly repping his hometown of Detroit and giving back to the Motor City. He's done this with everything from consistent song shoutouts and naming a mixtape Detroit to building a studio at his high school alma mater and founding the Sean Anderson Foundation. But now he's taking that commitment to Detroit's neighbor.
With the help of CrowdRise, Sean has started #HEALFLINTKIDS, which is raising money for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan's “Flint Child Health & Development Fund.” There's no specific goal, but the baseline is a pretty solid one: Sean donated $10,000 to launch the initiative.
Flint's water supply has been contaminated by lead, causing a health crisis that has reportedly affected the city's children, who could face long-term effects.
“I am devastated by the water crisis that has put the entire city of Flint in a state of emergency,” Sean said in a release. “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.”
But giving to the fund doesn't just mean helping a worthy cause -- five winners will also win two VIP tickets to Sean's upcoming tour, plus a meet-and-greet with the G.O.O.D. Music MC.
Sean joins Meek Mill, who donated 60,000 bottles of water to the city, as rappers take notice of the crisis.
You can donate here.