Arcade Fire announced Monday night at a show in Quebec City that they will donate $1 million to the Haiti charity Kanpe if their fans will donate the same. Arcade Fire have been committed to Haiti relief ever since the earthquake earlier this year partially because band member Regine Chassangne’s family is from Haiti.
Singer Win Butler urged the audience at the show to text STAND to 30333 to give $5 to the organization, every dollar of which they will match up to the million. The opening act was Haitian band, Ram from Port-au-Prince where some members are still sleeping in tents.
At shows in Toronto earlier this summer, $1 of every ticket sold went to Partners in Health, another organization helping in Haiti.
By focusing on the development of communities and families, KANPE addresses the diverse needs of the Haitian people holistically: health, nutrition,education, and financial independence.
KANPE is combining its expertise with that of other organizations that have proven themselves in the field, such as Partners in Health (Zanmi Lasanté), which specializes in free healthcare for the underprivileged, and Fonkoze, which is dedicated to helping impoverished families achieve financial independence. KANPE is pooling its efforts with its partners’ to create a new comprehensive program designed to assist and support Haitian society’s most vulnerable populations in their fight for a better future.
Learn everything about KANPE’s projects to support Haitian families at
> DONATE $5 BY TEXTING “STAND” AT 30333 (CANADA ONLY).