The Weeknd Follows In French Montana’s Footsteps and Donates Big Loot to Uganda
by Mike Winslow
(AllHipHop News) The Weeknd has followed in his friend French Montana’s footsteps and donated $100,000 to a community health center in Uganda.
The “Pop That” hitmaker traveled to Uganda in March to film his new music video Unforgettable, and while he was there, he paid a visit to the Suubi Health Center in Budondo and donated $100,000, which will help fund medical supplies and support local blood banks.
His pal The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, has now been inspired to do the same and has donated the same amount to the center, which serves as a maternity and children’s medical facility.
According to E! News, his donation will help staff at non-profit organization Mama Hope complete construction of the first floor of the maternity clinic and enable them to look after 260,000 people, an increase on its previous capacity of 56,000 people.
French spoke about his visit to Billboard.com after his return, saying, “That touched my heart when I went out there… I felt like taking my clothes off while I was there and giving it to them there… I feel like sometimes God puts you in a platform where you’re supposed to help other people.”
His trip inspired him to launch the Unforgettable Dance Challenge, a social media craze in which fans show off their moves to the track to raise awareness and additional donations for Mama Hope. Drake, Swizz Beatz, and DJ Khaled have all thrown their support behind the online campaign.