FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2019
CHANCE THE RAPPER’S NON-PROFIT, SOCIALWORKS, RAISES OVER $250K FOR THEIR FAITH-BASED SUMMER CAMP ON CHICAGO’S SOUTH-SIDE
On Friday, March 22nd, 2019, Chance the Rapper and SocialWorks, his non-profit organization, hosted their Inaugural Kids of the Kingdom Fundraising Gala at 365-viii in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood. With the support from their sponsors – Conagra Brands, WE Charity, The Heyward Family Fund, The Chicago Sky and The Corcoran Family Foundation – and event attendees, SocialWorks was able to meet their fundraising goal of $250,000. With these funds, SocialWorks will now be able to expand Kids of the Kingdom (K.O.K.), their 7-week faith-based summer camp, to 2 campuses within Chicago.
This expansion will allow K.O.K. to serve over 140 campers between the ages of 5 and 13, providing a spiritual environment that focuses on performing and literary arts. Friends of SocialWorks and Chance the Rapper flew in from all around the globe to attend this intimate 150 person gala. This event, hosted by Val Warner of ABC’s Windy City Live and Chance the Rapper himself, consisted of live performances by the K.O.K. camp choir, a 5-course fine-dining experience provided by Conagra Food Brands, a V.I.P. meet and greet with Chance the Rapper and so much more! Learn more: here.
SocialWorks aims to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility, and positivity. Our initiatives, OpenMike, Warmest Winter, Kids of the Kingdom, the New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund, and My State of Mind, were created to advocate for youth and the fulfillment of their success in all forms. SocialWorks looks to continue to bring impact through innovation and collaboration.
About Kids of the Kingdom (K.O.K.)
Founded in 1977 by Chance the Rapper’s great grandmother, Gladys Bennett, Kids of the Kingdom summer camp provides an outlet for recreation and socialization for Chicago youth during the summer through interactive events, field trips, and lesson plans. During the course of the 7-week program, students are exposed to a variety of dynamic on-site lessons mixed with weekly field trips giving the children a voice through socialization and spiritual expression.
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Friday, March 22nd