Who run the world?
Um, Beyonce does when it comes to raising money for Chime for Change!
It was one of THE best concerts ever for raising money for girls and women around the world. On June 1st, Bey rocked the concert stage at London’s Twickenham Stadium for The Sound of Change Live concert, raising over $3.9 MILLION!!!
Chime for Change, co-founded by Beyoncé, Salma Hayek Pinault and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, was put into place to help raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment and we all know how Bey feels about empowerment! Strong women like Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch, Freida Pinto, Blake Lively, and Jada Pinkett Smith all made appearances at the organizations first charity concert.
But it wasn’t JUST girls who support the cause. Timbaland, James Franco, and John Legend also showed up in London to show their support!
Each of the 50,000 concertgoers donated the full value of their ticket to projects of their choice, allowing Chime for Change to fully fund four incredible projects:
$25,150 to help Syrian refugees access healthcare through Doctors of the World
$50,020 to showcase the stories of sex trafficking survivors through Equality Now
$15,005 to send 30 girls in Houston to Camp SMART through Girls Inc.
$57,750 to build the first floor of Humaira Bachal’s Dream Model street school in Pakistan−further supported by a matching grant from Madonna’s Ray of Light Foundation to complete the school building.
So THAT is where your money goes!