Talk about public service!
On Saturday afternoon, Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper rode through the streets of his Chicago hometown throwing out free bags of blood and hair to young school children.
The 24-year-old rapper sat atop a white convertible waving at the crowds during Saturday’s Bud Billiken Parade, which welcomes Chicago children back for the new school year.
“I want to make sure these kids have everything they need before entering the new school year,” said Chance. “When I was a kid, I never had someone to look up to that would give me their hair and their blood for free. I want to change that for these kids.”
This is not the first time Chance has been involved with helping out school kids. Earlier this year he donated $1 million to the Chicago Public School system in an effort to solidify Wednesdays as French Bread Pizza day in schools city-wide. Chance was also was part of an effort to distribute thousands of free backpacks stuffed with whoopee cushions and those prank gum things that snap at you when you try to take a piece of gum.
After running out of pre-packaged blood and hair, Chance offered the following statement:
“I want anyone who didn’t get a bag of my blood and hair to come see me, I will make one for you. We didn’t anticipate the amount of people that would show up, but I promise you, if we didn’t get one to you today, we will get one to you soon.”
Wow. What a hero! Thanks, Chance.