Post Malone is asking fans to help him decide where to donate $1 million.
The musician is encouraging fans to text him organizations they support via the phone number 817-270-6440. Per a statement, the goal is to make sure the donations go to a variety of “cause areas” such as COVID-19 front-line responders, disaster relief, education, homelessness, hunger, mental health, veterans issues, and more.
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“Not everyone has the ability to financially support causes that may be close to them or that have helped them in the past,” Malone said in a statement. “The fans are the absolute best and I want to give them the chance to give to charities that mean something to them.”
Last Friday, Malone hosted a livestream concert tribute to Nirvana that raised more than $500,000 for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. That tally was added to a larger YouTube donation pool that’s now nearing $4.5 million.
The performance itself found Malone backed by a socially distanced band that included drummer Travis Barker, and the 80-minute set comprised a nearly full album cover of Nevermind (sans “Polly” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”), plus favorites like “Heart-Shaped Box” and “About a Girl.” The performance even earned accolades from Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic.
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