The Weeknd Donates Half a Million Dollars to Organizations Following George Floyd's Death
The "Blinding Lights" singer, 30, shared in an Instagram post Monday that he donated $500,000 to three different organizations, posting screenshots of each of his donation receipts.
He donated $200,000 to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, another $200,000 to The Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative, and $100,000 to the National Bail Out.
"Keep supporting our brothers and sisters out there risking everything to push for actual change for our black lives," he captioned the post, before urging others to donate as well.
"Urging everyone with big pockets to give and give big and if you have less please give what you can even if it's a small amount. #blacklivesmatter (links in story)," the Weeknd wrote.
In the wake of George Floyd's death last Monday, many celebrities have publicly shared their donations towards pro-African American organzations and movements.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively announced on Instagram they had donated $200,000 to the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Legal Defense Fund.
Niecy Nash announced on Good Morning America Friday that she and the Reno 911! cast were donating $10,000 to Floyd's family. "Prayerfully, this donation will be a small step toward healing for his family," she said.
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Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Janelle Monáe and Don Cheadle were among the famous faces that donated to the organization, sharing the link on Twitter. Kehlani, Jameela Jamil, and Noname also posted their donations, each giving $1,000.
A GoFundMe page has also been set up by Floyd's brother to "cover funeral and burial costs, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for court proceedings."
As of Tuesday afternoon, the page has raised over $9 million.