Students Thank Chance The Rapper For His Donation

A big hearted donation has led to a big thank you from Chicago’s students.

We told you earlier this month that Chance the Rapper made a million dollar donation to Chicago’s public schools. Now some children he has helped are thanking him in a big way. 10th graders Alex Rojas, Alondra Cerros and Annelisse Betancourt of Lake View High School have written a thank you letter and sent it to Billboard magazine.

The students titled it “You're More Than Just an Artist to Us, You Are a Way of Life.” In the letter, the kids acknowledge the rapper’s dedication to his hometown and focus on the school system. "All of the free concerts you host and all the time you spend here in the city really show you care. We notice it. We look up to you because the fame usually takes humility away from artists, but it hasn't changed you."

The students also pointed to his work with 2014’s #SaveChicago campaign that saw 42 hours with no gun violence. "Even though this was three years ago, the fact you had such a tremendous impact on Chicago shows how much the people of this city look up to you.”

The “Coloring Book” performer thanked the teens for their kind words on Twitter.

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