Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes donated $ 175,000 to the hospital for sick children in his hometown of Toronto to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
Mendes contributed with the Shawn Mendes Foundation, a foundation he launched last August to support various youth-related issues. “We are very grateful to Shawn and the Shawn Mendes Foundation for their continued support of the SickKids Foundation and our hospital here in Toronto,” said Ted Gerrard, chairman of the SickKids Foundation, in a statement to Entertainment Tonight Canada. “This generous and timely donation will support our hospital in its efforts to prevent and screen COVID-19.”
Mendes and his foundation have also committed to donating all incoming donations to SickKids and the World Health Organization (WHO) for the next month.
Last week, the Shawn Mendes Foundation shared resources with fans, including tips for safety and mental health support.