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Chance the Rapper donates to more schools; Bulls kick in $1M

Chance the Rapper continues to raise money for schools in Chicago.

Chance the Rapper continues to raise money for schools in Chicago.  (Reuters)

Grammy winner Chance the Rapper is again championing public education in Chicago by announcing more money has been raised for his art fund.

The Chicago native stopped at a high school Friday to announce he's secured an additional $1 million from the Chicago Bulls for his New Chance Arts and Literature Fund.

The rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, donated $1 million earlier this month to Chicago schools. He said 10 schools will receive $10,000 checks as part of the donation.

He said Friday a total of $2.2 million has now been raised in his Chicago Public Schools fundraising effort. As a result, an additional 12 schools would receive $10,000 donations.

The Ingenuity arts organization will help determine how to distribute the funds he raises for schools and students.

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