Cardi B Makes Generous Donation to Her Bronx Middle School in Sweet Video

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The award-winning singer wants the funds to be put towards building an "amazing" after-school program.

Cardi B put her money where her mouth is and paid it forward to the future graduates of I.S. 232 middle school. 

The 29-year-old stopped at her alma mater to present its current students and faculty with a rather generous donation. During her surprise visit on Sept. 13, the "Hot S***" singer announced she would award the school, located in the west section of the Bronx, with a $100,000 donation. 

Cardi later shared the news with a video on Instagram, in which the award-winning artist spilled that the contribution unintentionally ended up being a year-long process. 

"So, I was trying to do this last year but couldn’t because of all the COVID rules at the time," she revealed in the caption. 

In the video, Cardi's previously unannounced visit was met with great cheer and applause from the crowd–who later roared when they found out the reason for the celebrity's visit. 

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"Do something fun [with the donation], maybe a music program–y'all like music?," Cardi asked before following up, "Y'all like to dance?," each time met with applause, cheers, and excitement. 

"Well, then, maybe we can have amazing after-school programs...I will be donating $100,000," she said before the very grateful audience cut her off with emphatic praise.

According to a press release shared with Today, Cardi was eventually able to return to the mic and answer questions from students.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cardi B back home to IS 232 in the Bronx, and we are so grateful for her generous contribution to her alma mater,” said the school's chancellor David Banks as per the outlet. “Cardi B’s commitment of $100K for the arts will help the school’s kids soar to their highest heights. Thank you, Cardi!”

Cardi later admitted that her extraordinary altruism was not only for the school but, in some ways, to honor the little girl in her.

"This middle school, IS 232 in the Bronx, has a very special place in my heart!! It turned me from an 11 year old girl into a little teenage adult," she reflected on Instagram. 

Cardi continued: "Kids in the Bronx have to grow up quickly do to our circumstances and our environment. While some young teens like around 11-13 still live in that Disney world, these kids have to grow up fast and QUICK. Like a lot of these kids i went thru so much while I was going to school here. Experiences that changed me forever and made me who I am today." 

The mother of two also revealed what she would like her donation to be used for and even hinted at another major give-back to kids. 

"I hope my donation can help create an amazing after school [sic] program that will help kids stay out the streets or a troubled home and most importantly allow them to learn something that they can take with them through LIFE. Thank you Community Capacity Development @ccdworldwide and K. Bain for partnering with me to also visit different schools and programs in Queens and Brooklyn. I love being able to help young kids however I can and I can’t waiiiittttt to tell y’all what I’ve been working on for the past two years. It’s something super close to my heart and I can’t wait to share very soon ❤️❤️." 

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