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Singer Taylor Swift talks to New York City public school children about the power of reading and writing at an exclusive recording for Scholastic’s ‘Open a World of Possible’ in October 2014

 

*Taylor Swift is making good on a promise she made last fall, to donate proceeds from her song “Welcome to New York” to the city’s public schools.

The 25-year-old has made a $50,000 donation to the New York City Department of Education, an official there confirmed to Capital New York. Swift has yet to confirm it publicly.

The recent N.Y.C. transplant made the promise last October in an appearance on “The View.”

“It’s selling really, really well, which is good because I’m donating all my proceeds to New York City public schools,” she said at the time.

Swift – who has topped DoSomething.org’s “Celebs Gone Good” list, recognizing the most philanthropic stars, for three years running – also held an event last fall with N.Y.C. schoolkids to talk about the power of reading and writing.