Shawn Mendes Launches Launches His Own Charitable Foundation

Shawn Mendes Launches Launches His Own Charitable Foundation
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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.”

In case you missed it, watch Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello perform “Señorita” live for the first time ever!

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