Cardi knows how to give back. The Bronx-bred rapper donated $100,000 to I.S. 232 which she attended from sixth grade to eighth grade. The school is located in New York City’s Morris Heights neighborhood and on Tuesday (Sept. 13) during a surprise visit, the rapper broke the news to the entire student body. The money donated will financially assist their arts department.
Cardi later went to Instagram to share the video of her visit, “So, I was trying to do this last year but couldn’t because of all the COVID rules at the time. This middle school, IS 232 in the Bronx, has a very special place in my heart!! It turned me from an 11-year-old girl into a little teenage adult,” the rapper wrote.
The “UP” MC then went on to explain what she hopes the money will provide for children attending the school, “Kids in the Bronx have to grow up quickly do to our circumstances and our environment. While some young teens like around 11-13 still live in that Disney World, these kids have to grow up fast and QUICK. Like a lot of these kids i went thru so much while I was going to school here. Experiences that changed me forever and made me who I am today. I hope my donation can help create an amazing after-school program that will help kids stay out the streets or a troubled home and most importantly allow them to learn something that they can take with them through LIFE.”
She continued and added that another surprise will soon be on the way, “Thank you Community Capacity Development @ccdworldwide and K. Bain for partnering with me to also visit different schools and programs in Queens and Brooklyn. I love being able to help young kids however I can and I can’t waiiiittttt to tell y’all what I’ve been working on for the past two years. It’s something super close to my heart and I can’t wait to share very soon [heart emoji x2].”
Take a look at Cardi’s post below: