Two years after giving birth to her first daughter, Blue Ivy, Beyonce is more inspired than ever to support young women around the world.
Yesterday, June 3, the singer attended the Chime for Change Anniversary Party in NYC. With her, she brought a generous donation of $500 000.
Chime for Change was founded in 2013 by Gucci Creative Director, Frieda Giannini and actress Selma Hayek. The foundation is part of a global campaign to strengthen the voices of women, and to support their rights.Their platforms include Education, Health, and Justice.
Of course, this is not Beyonce’s first philanthropic venture. The celeb mommy and superstar founded the Survivor Foundation in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She has also taken part in Hope For Haiti Now and was the ambassador for World Humanitarian Day in 2012.
As a proud woman, Beyonce has been known to encourage female empowerment for many years, and this has only grown since she has become a mother to her very own little girl. As reported by the Huffington Post, the singer has said,“Giving birth made me realize the power of being a woman… I have so much more substance in my life … I actually feel like my child introduced me to myself.”
Beyonce’s half million dollar donation will be divided amongst various issues. A quarter of the money will go towards supporting Kenyan girls’ education. Another $125 000 will be used to support the health of infants in Sub-Saharan Africa. Another quarter will go to Girls For Gender Equity, a program that supports the success of female high school and college graduates in NYC. Finally, the last $125 000 will be used in support of survivors of human trafficking living in Los Angeles. This includes Medical Care, Counselling, and Legal services.
Clearly, Blue Ivy is not the only girl this mega-star mom is looking out for.
To stay informed, visit www.chimeforchange.org
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