Chance the Rapper is teaming up with Verizon for its weekly streaming entertainment series Pay It Forward Live in support of small businesses affected by COVID-19 on Thursday (May 14).
“I am excited to perform for Verizon’s Pay It Forward Live series, which benefits local small businesses, who need our support due to the drastic slowdown in our economy from the global pandemic,” said Chance in a press release. “As a Chicago native, I would like to especially highlight these black-owned businesses, who are the soul and backbone of our community: Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles, Mikkey’s Retro Grill Stony Island, Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken, and Fat Tiger Workshop, just to name a few. It’s more than important than ever that we all come together to get through this tough time and help continue to help support small businesses in our local communities.”
Verizon will be donating $10 for each use of the hashtag #PayItForwardLIVE, up to $2.5 million, to support small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Viewers are encouraged to donate whatever amount they can.
Fans can tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST on Twitter @Verizon, Verizon’s Facebook and YouTube pages, Fios channel 501 and 604, Yahoo Finance on Samsung TV Plus on channel 1017, The Roku Channel, AXS TV, FOX NOW and Ovation TV, or listen on iHeart and SiriusXM.