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The Weeknd Donates $100,000 to Ugandan Medical Facility

The Weeknd, donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children's medical center in Budondo, Uganda over the weekend.

DIASPORA—Ethiopian hitmaker, The Weeknd, donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children's medical center in Budondo, Uganda over the weekend (no pun intended).


His donation will help complete construction on the first floor of the facility of the maternity clinic, reports Huffington Post.

The Grammy award winning singer donated to the cause, after his friend and fellow artist, French Montana launched his #unforgettable social media campaign in support of the Mama Hope Organization, and donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center to help finance incubators.

In 2016, The Weeknd donated $50,000 to help establish and Ethiopian Studies Program at the University of Toronto. That same year, the artist donated $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

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