He’s giving back! Shawn Mendes announced on Wednesday, August 28 that he is launching “The Shawn Mendes Foundation,” which aims to “inspire, empower and act.”

“For a long time, I’ve wanted to find a way to amplify the causes that my fans care deeply about, and to further help them make their voices heard,” the “In My Blood” crooner wrote on Instagram. “Our generation has the power to change the future of our planet, and to help carry that change forward for so many generations to follow. With that, I’m so excited to announce the launch of @ShawnFoundation, to support causes that are important to my fans and our generation.”

He added, “I will work alongside my fans to help provide them with a platform and the means to give back and take action. For more information, head to ShawnMendesFoundation.org.”

Shawn is kicking off his mission with two campaigns. One is with SickKids in Canada, a Toronto-based foundation that aims to fight for the health and well-being of children. The other is REVERB, an environmental nonprofit that works with the music industry encourage artists and fans to take environmental and social action. So far, Shawn has reportedly removed about 70,000 plastic bottles from his tours thanks to his work with the organization. Now that’s some serious progress!

The singer said in a statement to Time, “[My fans’] energy and dedication to improving the world is so incredible, and I am hoping we can use this as a way to lift each other up, learn together and inspire more people to get involved in giving back.”

This isn’t the first time Shawn has done charitable work. Not only did he work with DoSomething.org for an initiative involving teen mental health, but he also donated over $100,000 to the Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund with the Red Cross of America. Not to mention, his “Youth” music video with Khalid helped support March For Our Lives. And this is just the beginning.

We are so here for this!

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