Want to satiate your sense of vanity while simultaneously dabbing in philanthropy? I introduce to you the Yellow Bird Project. A non-profit initiative based out of Montreal (that is a real city in the fake country of Canada), it collaborates with musicians to design t-shirts which are then printed and sold. All monies made are donated to a charity of the artist’s choice. They list three fundamental aims for their endeavor:
- To make money for charities directly through T-shirt sales.
- To raise awareness for charity organizations through artists’ endorsement.
- To raise the profile of the artists we like.
A list of artists who have participated and the charities chosen:
- The New Pornographers & Immaculate Machine – ALS Society of BC
- Broken Social Scene – Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
- The National – Safe Space
- Wolf Parade – Glass Casters Union
- The Shins – Nature Conservancy
- Rilo Kiley – Elliott Smith Memorial Fund
- Au Revoir Simone – Transportation Alternatives
- Devendra Banhart – Teenage Cancer Trust
- Stars – Le Chainon
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Art for Change
- Hayden – Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada
- Wolfmother – Teenage Cancer Trust
- Joseph Arthur – Mercy Corps
- Holly Throsby – Amnesty International
- My Brightest Diamond – Road Recovery
All shirts are $25US, and can be purchased from the YBP website.
In all likelihood, you won’t see another one of these on anyone else. Keep it fresh.
Currently listening to: M.I.A. – Paper Planes Remix (feat. Bun B and Rich Boy)