Arcade Fire Announces Charity Campaign to Help Rebuild Haiti
This year Arcade Fire has taken the true spirit of holiday giving to heart. In a report today by Pitchfork, the Canadian indie-rock band is teaming up with nonprofit organization Kanpe to donate money to the rebuilding of Haiti.
To encourage support, frontman Win Butler is asking the group’s fan base (which, since the band released The Suburbs in 2010 and subsequently won a Grammy, has grown considerably) to donate to Kanpe, promising to match every donation given up to $300,000. He’s also promised to send along a thank-you postcard to each potential donor signed by himself and wife/bandmate Régine Chassagne, who is also a member of Kanpe’s Board of Directors.
The official statement from Butler, posted to Arcade Fire’s website, reads as follows:
This is Win from Arcade Fire. If you are having a hard time deciding what to get your friends and family for gifts this year, give them our money! For any donation you make to Kanpe this holiday season, the band will match it. We will also send a nifty little post card, signed by Regine and I, to put under the tree, or wherever you put your gifts (it’s not our business). For any silicone valley jerks who might try to bankrupt us, let’s put the upper limit at 300,000$ Have a great holiday!
To make a donation, visit Arcade Fire’s website.