Jack Harlow Donating to Louisville Organizations Close to his Heart, Instagram and KFC to Match Donations
Jack Harlow announced his most recent charitable efforts on Instagram earlier this month.
“Growing up in Louisville, all I ever fantasized about was shining a light on the city,” he wrote. “I would hear my favorite rappers talk about where they were from in songs and I felt this urge to let the world know about us too. I’ve been blessed enough to build a platform during this journey & it’s become clear to me that giving back to the town that raised me is now one of my responsibilities.”
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He said he made five donations to local organizations, and he hopes that they will resonate with his followers as they did for him — the organizations are AMPED, the Center for Women and Families, Grace James Academy, Louisville Urban League, and Metro United Way.
Instagram announced it would match up to $50,000 of what Harlow raises via its “nonprofit fundraising tool,” and Louisville-based KFC will donate its matched funds to AMPED and Grace James Academy.
“I took some counsel from my mom, she has always had a giving heart, and she’s no stranger to a lot of these organizations. Aside from that, I really wanted to dive in and figure out what hit home for me,” Harlow said, according to People.
Harlow is no stranger to giving back. In March, he won $500,000 in Bleacher Report’s Open Run Showdown and donated it to two HBCU’s in his home state — Simmons College of Kentucky and Kentucky State University.
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