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Kanye West’s Childhood Home to Be ‘Heart Bombed’ for Valentine’s Day

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Kanye West's childhood home in Chicago
Kanye West’s childhood home in Chicago

*This Valentine’s Day, Kanye West’s childhood home in Chicago, IL will literally be covered in love.

West’s nonprofit organization Donda’s House has joined forces with Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council to “heart bomb” West’s childhood home as a way to express their love for the city’s local landmarks, reports Billboard.

The “heart bombing” is part of Donda’s House’s HeARTS Matter campaign, and has volunteers plastering the house with paper hearts, to give the city a “new perspective” on sites that have been abandoned or underutilized.

“We are thrilled to be working with Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council,” said

, executive director of Donda’s House, in a statement. “Landmarks Illinois came out to the site recently to give us an assessment of the house, with recommendations for renovating and repairing the property. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the house is, overall, in pretty good shape.”

Che “Rhymefest” Smith, co-founder of Donda’s House, purchased the home in 2016 in order to create an environment for young people that fosters creativity, and provides arts programs for the community.

The event will take place on Wednesday (Feb. 14) at West’s childhood home at 7815 S. South Shore Drive in Chicago at 4:15 PM.

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