$40K of Merchandise Stolen from Mensa’s Charity
Vic Mensa’s 2021 has started on an indifferent note with the robbery that took place at his nonprofit SaveMoneySaveLife. On New Year’s Eve, a group of thieves broke into the NPO’s building and stole $40,000 in donated goods.
Along with apparel like shoes and jackets for the winter, the stolen goods included vital medical supplies and protective equipment used in the Street Medix program within SaveMoneySaveLife.
On Monday (January 11) The Chicago Rapper took to his Instagram explaining the situation to his fans and supporters of SaveMoneySaveLife.
“On New Years Eve the entire donation inventory for my non-profit @savemoneysavelife was robbed, I founded the organization in 2018 to help the city I call home and since then we’ve donated 100,000+ pounds of food, over 50,000 pairs of shoes, and countless PPE supplies since the dawn of the pandemic.”
“Sadly, we were set up and someone brought a truck to our Southside chicago location and cleaned us out of over $40,000 worth of brand new shoes, Still, I want to thank everyone who has supported us thus far. Donation links are in my bio.”
When the RocNation artist is not making music, he is giving back to his home community in Chicago. Through SaveMoneySaveLife, Mensa has hosted multiple events since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
2020 saw many artists give back behind the music and Mensa followed in that wave as well.
Mensa even hosted a “sleep-out event”, where the rapper had to sleep in the streets with other homeless people. The event was streamed live and generated $15,000 in donations for homeless youth.
When reflecting on the experience, Mensa was very humbled by what he endured during the sleep out:
“It just made me think about days I’ve been low, depressed and tired of struggling, days when I felt glued to my bed. And it made me imagine what it would be like for an individual that feels that more than they feel anything else.”
In seeing efforts like the “sleep-out” fundraiser, Vic Mensa is no stranger to making sacrifices to help others. His goal now is to refill the supplies that were stolen from SaveMoneySaveLife through more donations.
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