Taylor Swift Gives Big to New York City Public Schools
Taylor Swift may be a relative newcomer to life in New York City, but she hasn't wasted any time making the Big Apple home, even donating to some of its biggest causes.
Swift recently gave $50,000 to the NYC public school system.
During an October appearance on The View, Swift pledged all the proceeds from her single "Welcome to New York" to city education, and now it looks like the star is making good on that promise. While she has not publicly announced her gift, officials from New York's Department of Education recently confirmed that Swift donated $50,000 in unrestricted support for New York schools.
"It’s selling really, really well," said Swift of "Welcome to New York" during her interview, "Which is good because I’m donating all my proceeds to New York City public schools."
Since its release, "Welcome to New York" has made a considerable profit, topping charts in the U.S. and ranking high in Europe and Australia, as well. Given its success, and if Swift really is planning to donate all the earnings from the single to New York schools, there may be even more money to come.
This isn't the first time the "Shake it Off" singer has shown love for her adopted city. Last year, New York's official tourism organization gave Swift the title of Global Welcome Ambassador and used "Welcome to New York" for a new series of promotional videos. It looks like the city that never sleeps has got a new mascot!
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