CHARITABLE: Travis Scott
RAPPER TRAVIS Scott has donated $100,000 to a nonprofit organisation in his hometown of Houston, Texas.
The funds will go to Workshop Houston, a charity which assists youths in the area, and they participated in the Sicko Mode rapper’s festival last year.
Bosses of the organisation aim “to provide youth with creative, technical and educational resources” and they offer a series of after-school programs which focus on topics such as music production and graphic design.
The Astroworld festival followed the release of his successful album Astroworld, which went to number one on the U.S charts.
According to the Houston Chronicle, some of Travis’ donation will go towards a drone racing competition, to be held at Space Center Houston in May (19), and towards helping students recreate the Milly gown former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama wore in her official National Portrait Gallery portrait.
Scott’s charitable donation follows an impromptu $100,000 giveaway to his fans on social media in August. He tweeted, “I decided to unload my bank account on u guys. Im busting down $100,000 and giving away to any fans that can tweet there (sic) cash tag with lyrics from Astro.”
The 26-year-old, real name Jacques Webster, named his Astroworld album after Houston’s now defunct Six Flags AstroWorld theme park. Following the success of his festival, Houston city officials announced that 18 November would now be known as Astroworld day, and made him an ambassador for the arts, education, and youth initiatives.
When he received the honour he said he was going to “make this my everyday goal to come back and deliver every time.”
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