This past Thursday the Common Ground Foundation and Virgin Mobile hosted From the Ground Up, a benefit to help raise funds for The Night Ministry of Chicago. Held in his hometown, the day was also reason to celebrate the opening of Virgin Mobile’s first ever flagship store. The Night Ministry of Chicago works to provide housing, healthcare, and human connection to members of the community struggling with poverty or homelessness. The event included poetry, singing, and other performances with kids and young adults from The Night Ministry. Common even did a quick freestyle and gave individual critiques during his meet and greet.
All ticket proceeds went to the foundation.
It’s stories like this one that give us a break from shaking our heads at all the crazies out there.