The Weeknd Makes Donations To Several Charity Groups For #BlackLivesMatter Movement Totaling $500K
Around the world, people are standing together in solidarity for justice by taking part in #BlackOutTuesday (June 2nd). The purpose of the day is to post links supporting movements that help push for change for black lives. The Weekend posted receipts of multiple charities and groups he donated to, totaling to $500,000.
First, he shared a screenshot of two $100,00 donations to the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
Then, he dropped another $200,00 on the “Know Your Rights Camp” which is part of the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) fiscal sponsor program,
After that, he spent $100,00 at Nation Bail Out,
Professional Boxer Floyd Mayweather has also agreed to cover the costs of George Floyd’s funeral,
“Mayweather shared that he was distraught after learning the minimal charge former officer Chauvin received for killing George — just third-degree murder and manslaughter. He told Jason that he was in a group chat with Anzel Jennings, the CEO of TMT music label, who shared that he actually grew up with George in Houston. Following their conversion, Jennings reached out to the family on Mayweather’s behalf. The 43-year-old star felt compelled to do something so he committed to paying for the three funeral services in Houston, George’s hometown – Minnesota and Charlotte. The family is also looking to have a fourth service in another location. Mayweather has also offered to take care of those expenses as well.”
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