TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes announced that he has launched Shawn Mendes Foundation which is aimed at addressing issues of importance to his fans and amplifying their voice.
“For a long time, I’ve wanted to find a way to amplify the causes that my fans care deeply about, and to further help them make their voices heard. Our generation has the power to change the future of our planet, and to help carry that change forward for so many generations to follow,” Mendes said in a statement announcing the foundation.
“With that, I’m so excited to announce the launch of The Shawn Mendes Foundation, to support causes that are important to my fans and our generation. I will work alongside my fans to help provide them with a platform and the means to give back and take action,” he added.
According to the Canadian Press, the foundation has already raised more than US$1 million in donations and from corporate partners such as Canadian brand Tim Horton, outdoor lifestyle brand Roots, and beverage maker Flow, as well as AG Artists, Universal Music Group, Messina Touring Group, and Paradigm Talent.
Charities that will receive support from the foundation include SickKids, a Toronto-based healthcare initiative dedicated to improving children’s healthcare outcomes. Mendes pledged to donate a dollar from each ticket sold to his upcoming hometown show at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on September 6th to support the organization.