The Weeknd has partnered with the L.A.-based organization School on Wheels to support more than 1,000 students experiencing homelessness.
Since 1993, School on Wheels’ mission is to enhance educational opportunities for children who are experiencing homelessness from kindergarten through twelfth grade. And The Weeknd is on board supporting the nonprofit organization’s Literacy Program, which provides students ages 5-8 with in-person tutoring and the tools they need to learn to read and write; supporting the BUS (Believe-Understand-Succeed) Program, which helps students living in homeless situations graduate high school in 2024; and providing laptops and Chromebooks, internet access and software for hundreds of students experiencing homelessness.
The Canadian-Ethiopian superstar (real name Abel Tesfaye), who is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme, recently donated $2.5 million to provide four million meals to Gaza through his XO Humanitarian Fund, and two years ago, he donated $1 million to provide two million meals in Ethiopia. In 2020, he donated $1 million to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, $500,000 to nonprofit organizations committed to racial equality and $300,000 to victims of the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
Earlier this week, he teased the final album of his trilogy, following 2020’s After Hours and 2022’s Dawn FM, the latter of which celebrated its second anniversary on Sunday (Jan. 7). He posted the two album covers along with a third, black slide with a white question mark in the middle and a parental advisory warning label. “3,” he wrote as the caption. He dropped his first Trilogy in 2012, which contained his first three mixtapes from 2011 — House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence.