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:
To make a donation, visit Arcade Fire’s website.