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Ja Rule donates 2,000 masks to New York City homeless shelters

For each mask purchased, another will be donated.

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Ja Rule is looking for ways to keep homeless populations safe during the Coronavirus. The veteran MC and his ICONN company have partnered with the Knock Knock Give A Sock nonprofit to donate 2,000 protective masks to homeless shelters in the greater New York City area.

“I’m happy to announce that I’ll be teaming up with Knock Knock Give A Sock and my company ICONN and I’ll be donating 2,000 masks,” Ja announced on Instagram. “While we’re all being urged to stay at home and stay safe, sometimes we kind of forget about those who don’t have a home to go to, who can’t stay safe. So, I’m donating 2,000 masks to the homeless.”

Individuals can also buy their own masks through Ja’s ICONN website. For every mask bought, another one will be donated to a homeless shelter. According to the website, the custom designed face masks are reusable, washable, double-layered and made out of 100 percent cotton, which means they are certified Standard by OEKO-TEX. The website also states that shipping for masks will begin in two weeks.

“You can go to my website ICONN.ME and purchase my masks, as well,” Ja continued. “For every mask purchased, we’ll also donate a mask on top of that. So, we’re starting off right now, donating 2,000 masks. Go to my website, every mask purchased, we’ll donate another one.”

Furthermore, a portion of the sales will got toward the Center For Disease Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Each mask is priced at $23.33. Seven-pack bundles are also available for a discounted price of $108.62.

“We often forget about the one who needs us the most they’re deemed worthless, deplorable, the disenfranchised... but most are merely ppl who fell on hard times like a lot of ppl in this country are experiencing right now and could very well end up this way... COVID-19 is a message to mankind hope everyone’s listening,” Ja added in his caption.

New York City has been hit severely by the pandemic. Recently, Rihanna donated masks and protective gear to New York hospitals and Cardi B sent lunches to New York City medical professionals.

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