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Lady Gaga Pledges Support to El Paso, Dayton, Gilroy to Honor Victims

The pop star is funding classroom projects in local school districts to help spread kindness and healing after mass shootings.


Lady Gaga is giving back to the communities in mourning after a string of mass shootings.

The pop music superstar and 'A Star is Born' actress announced that she will fully fund 160 classroom projects in El Paso, TX, Dayton, OH, and Gilroy, CA, through a partnership of the Born This Way Foundation and DonorsChoose.org .

"In this moment, I want to channel my confusion, frustration, and fury into hope," Lady Gaga wrote on Facebook. "Hope that we are there for each other and for ourselves ."

Lady Gaga, who is also an advocate for mental health awareness, reminded those in coping with the aftermath of the shootings that: "Surviving and recovering from these tragedies also means prioritizing your mental health and checking in on your loved ones. If you're struggling, please be brave and tell a trusted someone."

"Don't be afraid to ask for help, I beg you," Lady Gaga told her fans.

DonorsChoose helps raise money for classroom projects in schools across the United States. You can click here to help support a classroom in one of the cities affected by tragedy, or to search for a classroom in your community .

Lady Gaga and her mother founded the Born This Way Foundation, named after her 2011 album, with the goal of "supporting the wellness of young people, and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world."

You can click here to read more about the Foundation's mission and work .

And a reminder that you do not have to be a global superstar to make a difference! Last week, we told you about 11-year-old Ruben Martinez III who's #ElPasoChallenge has gone viral since the shooting. Ruben is asking people to commit 22 acts of kindness in their community in honor of the 22 victims . Be sure to tell us how you are helping to make a difference in your community!

Photos credit @ladygaga on Instagram.

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