Justin Bieber has used his celebrity status and musical talent to raise awareness for a Los Angeles shelter for single, homeless women.
The singer recently filmed a music video for the song called “Intentions” in which he highlights the struggles of some of the women from the shelter, while also pledging to donate $200,000 in honor of the shelter to the “Intentions” fund.
As well creating the video to raise public awareness, he also donated supplies and a car to some of the women in need.
Bieber and rapper Quavo filmed the video in January at Alexandria House, a long-term transitional housing center for homeless women.
The video follows the stories of three women from the shelter: Bahri, an immigrant from Saudi Arabia struggling to get the education that her mother was unable to have; Marcy, a young mother who experienced homelessness with her children at a young age after escaping an abusive relationship; and Angela, a spoken word artist and grandmother who experienced life on LA’s infamous skid row.
Bieber bought a car for Bahri so that she should get to school quicker and easier, instead of having to commute 3 hours a day. He also booked Angela some time at a recording studio to allow her share her spoken word.
A link to donate to the “Intentions” fund is in the description of the music video below, and also on the Alexandria House website.
A message at the end of the video reads:
“Thank you to the Alexandria House for opening your doors and your hearts to Bahri, Marcy, and Angela and the entire community in times of need”