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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter donates $500,000 to CHIME projects

CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founders Frida Giannini and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter reunited the evening of June 3 at the Gucci Fifth Avenue flagship store, together with co-host T Magazine Editor-in-Chief Deborah Needleman, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of THE SOUND OF CHANGE LIVE.

At the event, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter committed to donate $500,000 to fund CHIME projects
for girls and women in the areas of Education, Health and Justice, as follows:

EDUCATION:
$125,000 to support 100 school girls at Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) 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 (CAST).