The Weeknd has donated $500,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, as well as $500,000 to Scarborough Health Network, the hospital network in his Ontario hometown.
“I was raised in Scarborough and felt it was important to give back to the community that raised me during the hard times of this pandemic,” The Weeknd said in a statement.
The MusiCares donation will go to help members of the music industry who have lost work due to the coronavirus shutdown.
The Weeknd is also donating 100% of the proceeds from his XO-themed face masks to COVID-19 relief.
Consider joining @TheWeeknd with a gift to @SHNCares! Your support will help our hospitals address urgent needs, continue to create innovative and inclusive care, and put us on the path to shaping the future of #healthcare for #ScarbTO: https://t.co/8IX9rmN2PS #XOtoScarborough
— SHN Foundation (@SHNFoundation) June 29, 2020