Taylor Swift spotted a video from Minneapolis teens Yasmine and Grace Norman earlier this week — in which the pair said they were planning a “big haul” shopping trip to buy haircare and skin products for a local church seeking items for people of color in need in the city — and the pop superstar stepped up to help.
The singer, who made a strong political statement on Tuesday by tweeting out her support of Black Lives Matter, donated $1,300 to the cause after seeing the video, which was set to the tune of her activist call-to-arms “Only the Young.”
According to a tweet from Yasmine Norman, Swift wrote in the notes of her donation, “Yasmine and Grace, thank you SO MUCH for everything you’re doing to help people. Here’s a gift for this run, please let me know about anything in the future! Love, Taylor.”
A source close to Swift confirmed the donation to Billboard.
See Yasmine’s tweet below.
THANK YOU @taylorswift13 You amaze me ❤️ @grace_norman27 and I will be doing a supply run in Minneapolis to help families in need, many who’ve been affected my the riots. If you would like to donate you can Venmo me: Yasmine-Norman
Or cash app: $YasmineNorman#BlackLivesMattter pic.twitter.com/nmvbkidaXy
— Yasmine Norman (@YasmineNorm) June 12, 2020
The generous gift from Swift is the latest in a series of quiet donations the singer has made to fans during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. In March, Swift sent a series of personal stimulus checks to help Swifties get through the crisis.