A GlobalGrind.com post looked at the personal crowdfunding campaign and donations made by rapper Big Sean through his Sean Anderson Foundation in response to the Flint Michigan water crisis. Global Grind provides a platform for an active, multicultural audience to consume and interact with compelling content and unique digital experiences. Post author, AC is a multimedia personality and managing editor of content, social media & digital programming for Radio One stations.
Big Sean Launches #HealFlintKids Fundraiser, Donates $10,000 In Response To Flint Water Crisis
AC | GlobalGrind.com | 1/25/16
Big Sean is helping out Michigan in a big way.
His Detroit non-profit, the Sean Anderson Foundation (SAF), announced today it has partnered with CrowdRise to launch the #HEALFLINTKIDS campaign to help families with kids who have been exposed to toxic water in Flint. Together they have created a viral fundraiser to raise money for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan (CFOGFM). To jumpstart the campaign, Sean has made a personal donation of $10,000, which will benefit CFOGFM’s “Flint Child Health & Development Fund.”
Crowdfunding Campaigns Can Expedite Donations When You Need Them Most
Big Sean is only one of the celebrities who, motivated to help those affected by the Flint Michigan water crisis, have set up personal crowdfunding pages to respond quickly to the city in need.
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