Last week, DJ Envy started the “I Love My DJ” GoFundMe to raise money for struggling DJs during the pandemic. “The Breakfast Club” host has raised more than $106,000 to help those who are currently out of work.
“I’m a DJ and I know how tough it is for DJs at this time,” Envy told People. “Most don’t have healthcare, savings, retirement plans or have their businesses set up where they can get a stimulus check. So how can they provide food on their table? I knew I had to help.”
On Easter Sunday (April 12), Envy hosted a DJ-a-thon on Instagram Live to raise additional funds. The event took place from 12 am to 12 pm and featured live music sets from DJ Clue, DJ D-Nice, Kid Capri, DJ Will, Tony Neal, DJ Prostyle, DJ Scratch and Quicksilva.
“During this pandemic, you’ve seen DJs step up to the plate and throw virtual parties to keep the spirits up during this quarantine,” Envy wrote on the GoFundMe. “It’s tough right now for so many DJs to provide for their families with no bars, clubs, lounges or events to work.”
He continued, “For a lot of DJs, there is no unemployment option, health care, savings or retirement plan. This is a fitting opportunity to come together and support those who uplift and entertain us through their musical craft. Let’s help our DJs in need. No amount is too small!”
Among those who donated were DJ Khaled, who gave over $45,000 to the GoFundMe, and Lil Jon, who added $2,000.
“Bless up to the DJs!” Khaled tweeted. “I saw @djenvy’s go fund me post and heard the goal was to raise 50K for the DJs so I put the remaining $45,255 up. We are here to support each other! We are in this together!”
According to Envy, 213 DJs will receive $500 each. Check out Envy’s post below.
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Last Week we raised 106k for all the Dj’s out there... So now 213 Dj’s will receive $500 each.. They will be able to pay for food, formula, pampers, rent and more.. Thank You to Every body for donating and supporting... Thank You to @djkhaled for the huge donation and Thank You to @djclue @dnice @djscratch @djcamilo @kidcapri101 @djprostyle @djquicksilva @djdiamondkuts @djmrrogers @djwillnyc & @djspinking for agreeing to do this with me... #DjssupportingDjs