Live Free 999 Donates $100,000 in Recognition of World Mental Health Day

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Live Free 999, the nonprofit founded by Carmela Wallace to honor her son Jarad “Juice WRLD” Higgins, announced that it has donated $100,000 to local and national organizations addressing mental health and substance dependency challenges. The donations to A Place Called Home, Youth Outreach Services, Crisis Text Line, NAMI/National Alliance on Mental Illness, Gateway Foundation, Inc, and Live4Lali were made in recognition of World Mental Health Day.

“As we recognize World Mental Health Day today, I am so inspired by everyone who wants to carry the torch of Jarad’s legacy and so grateful for all the support for Live Free 999, a platform for those who are struggling,” said Carmela Wallace. “Jarad’s music helped people throughout the world feel less alone and cope with their mental health challenges. While we continue the difficult but necessary conversations around mental health, we will support incredible organizations that serve our communities and make an immediate impact.”

The organizations benefiting from Live Free 999’s contributions include:


  • $20,000 to A Place Called Home – For nearly 30 years, A Place Called Home has been providing South Central youth with a safe, nurturing environment and proven programs in the arts, education, and wellness to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling, and purposeful lives.
  • $20,000 to Youth Outreach Services – Youth Outreach Services (YOS) is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that partners with at-risk youth and their families to help them discover what they are capable of achieving.
  • $20,000 to Crisis Text Line – Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.
  • $20,000 to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Chicago – NAMI Chicago Chapter promotes community wellness, breaks down barriers to mental health care and provides support and expertise for families, professionals and individuals in Chicago and beyond.
  • $10,000 to Gateway Foundation, Inc. – Gateway Foundation is the country’s largest nonprofit treatment provider specializing in substance use disorder treatment & co-occurring disorders.
  • $10,000 to Live4Lali – works to prevent and raise awareness of substance use among individuals, families and communities, and minimize the overall health, legal and social harms associated with substance use.
In addition to the donations, Live Free 999 has also released new merchandise, designed by Eli Hollens, centered around the theme of community and helping others. All net proceeds will go toward organizations focused on mental health support.


The donations, totaling $100,000, come ahead of the second Juice WRLD Day, set for December 8, 2022 in Chicago. Juice WRLD Day 2022 will be a global celebration of life, in memory of Jarad Higgins. In partnership with Grade A Productions, Juice WRLD day will feature community service, surprise guests, interactive activations, merchandise collaborations, unreleased content, and a global live stream. More information about Juice WRLD day will be announced soon.