Now that Carter-gate has settled, Beyoncé has set her sights on lending a hand to local charities. Recently, a fresh-faced Mrs. Carter attended the Chime for Change one-year anniversary party at the Gucci store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The “Pretty Hurts” singer donated a hefty sum to fund several projects for girls and young women in the areas of education, health and justice.
According to the press release, the half a million dollars will be distributed as follows:
EDUCATION: $125,000 to support 100 school girls at Shining Hope for Communities schools in Kenya for one year.
HEALTH: $125,000 to provide 320 Embrace infant warmers to 100 rural health facilities in 11 Millennium Village sites across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Mali, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, and Ethiopia). The Embrace infant warmers will help more than 1,900 at-risk newborns survive and thrive.
JUSTICE: $125,000 to provide 600 Sisters in Strength Youth Leaders and Alumni in New York City with the critical educational and mentoring support, job training, counseling services, and resources they need to successfully navigate and graduate from high school and college through Girls for Gender Equity.
JUSTICE: $125,000 to provide 25 human trafficking survivors in Los Angeles with counseling, medical care, legal services, and individual recovery treatment to rebuild their lives through the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking.
Chime for Justice, founded by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini and actress Selma Hayek, is a global campaign that was created to help strengthen and unite the voices of young women around the world by inspiring them with “powerful stories” about inspiring women around the world. –ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie