The 21 year old Canadian Singer Shawn Mendes gives a huge donation of a staggering $175,000 to the SickKids Foundation through his non profit organization The Shawn Mendes Foundation to combat coronavirus outbreak.
The donated money will go towards preparing and buying equipment and supplies for The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto amid he coronavirus pandemic.
Shawn Mendes released a statement announcing about the efforts of his foundation against the COVID-19 pandemic:
Through The Shawn Mendes Foundation, we have been working to find ways to best support the COVID-19 crisis,
By making this donation to SickKids, we hope to help provide support in the urgent screening and prevention of COVID-19 for their patients and the surrounding community of Toronto,
The singer further added:
For the next month, we will be directing all donations to The Shawn Mendes Foundation to go towards additional efforts by SickKids, as well as efforts being made internationally by the World Health Organization COVID-19 Response Fund,
Ted Garrard. the CEO of the SickKids Foundation also thanked the 21 year old singer in a statement he issued saying:
We are so grateful to Shawn and The Shawn Mendes Foundation for their continued support of SickKids Foundation and our hospital here in Toronto,
This generous and timely donation will assist our hospital with increased efforts in prevention and screening of COVID-19,
Shawn Mendes has a huge fan following and he is known for his songs like Stitches, Treat Me Better or one of his latest collaborations with Camila Cabello, Senorita.