Inspire. Empower. Act.
Shawn Mendes just launched his own foundation to support the causes his fans are passionate about, and we couldn’t be prouder! The Shawn Mendes Foundation on launch has already raised over $1,000,000 through partnerships and donations, and will be kicking off its first two campaigns with SickKids and REVERB, two organizations close to Shawn’s heart.
To share the news with followers, the 21-year-old artist — who recently won big at the 2019 Video Music Awards — took to Instagram with a moving video announcement. In it, he explains his inspiration behind the foundation:
“When I say the word ‘youth’, I’m not talking about a word that describes how old or how young you are. I’m talking about a word that describes…a feeling of freedom and happiness…You are the people who have the power to change the world for the better. It is up to us to stand our ground…No matter what happens, our youth can not be taken away from us.”
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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. With that, I’m so excited to announce the launch of @ShawnFoundation, 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. For more information, head to ShawnMendesFoundation.org x
In case you missed it, watch Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello perform “Señorita” live for the first time ever!