By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
DETROIT (AP) – Madonna is donating toward the construction of a new youth boxing gym in Detroit and buying iPads and other supplies for students at a city charter school.READ MORE: Looking to Travel? Here are the Latest COVID-19 Travel Restrictions State by State
In a news release Monday, the 55-year-old music icon says her contributions to three organizations represent “the first phase of a long-term commitment” to her hometown.READ MORE: Michigan Lawmakers raise concerns over reports of National Guard troops being served 'raw, moldy food' at US Capitol
Madonna says a recent visit to Detroit left her “inspired by the progress she’s witnessed.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer grew up in Bay City, Michigan, and the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills.
She plans to provide funding for a new facility for the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym; purchase new supplies for the Detroit Achievement Academy; and help out The Empowerment Plan, which employs homeless women to sew garments that are distributed to the homeless.MORE NEWS: Michigan Lottery Results For Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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