December 10, 2013


Drake Donates "Substantial Amount of Cash" to Homeless Shelter

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Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Drake was feeling extra generous after his recent Would You Like a Tour? show in Portland—you know, the one when he announced his big-time shoe collaboration with Nike. The "Too Much" rapper stopped by the Union Gospel Mission later that night and, according to reports, gave the homeless shelter a "substantial amount of cash." Way to go, Drake!

Drizzy was headed out in the city on an exceptionally cold night in Oregon when he saw how crowded the Mission looked. "While he was out, he saw we had our emergency cold weather shelter open," Stacy Kean of the Mission told E! News. "He came in and talked to our overnight supervisor, asking, 'Hey, what's going on here?'" Then he decided to donate.

"This is our really busy season," Kean said. "We are providing more meals, getting more blankets, sleeping bags and socks. It's the time of year where we help a lot of people, so it really helped. It was a really neat example, that he would take a moment and help."

Dave Willis of the Mission told Portland's KOIN, "It lets me know that even famous people got to have hearts for those who are less fortunate. It brings them back to reality—'Hey I could be here. I could have been here.'"