Last night, Vic Mensa’s SaveMoneySaveLife organization teamed up with Covenant House to lead Sleep Out: Chicago.
In honor of Homeless Youth Awareness Month, Vic Mensa and the SaveMoneySaveLife foundation partnered with Covenant House to organize a Sleep Out in solidarity with homeless youth. Covenant House, a homeless shelter for youth reached out to Vic to host the Sleep Out and the idea grew from there. The goal was to raise $10,ooo and the donations exceeded expectations, raising $12,280. The Sleep Outlasted from 6 pm to 6 am and was held in front of SMSL offices.
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Youth Homelessness is a growing issue in Chicago and Vic & SMSL’s main focus, along with teaching women self-defense, providing a creative space for the community, teaching first responders how to handle gun-shot wounds and much more. Vic has always been outspoken about social justice and saving Chicago and plans to do more initiatives like this to help raise money. While Vic hasn’t personally experienced homelessness, this cause is personal for him as he says, “I’ve got friends who were homeless and friends who are homeless.” Now more than ever homelessness is dangerous as Corona is still affecting communities. Check out the full interview above and if you’d like to donate to the cause click here.