The ‘Pooneh Ghana and Friends T-shirt Collab Fundraiser’ will raise money for a large number of charities, including a slew of anti-racism organisations and those tackling the coronavirus outbreak, such as the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO.
As well as the three aforementioned artists, the likes of Cage The Elephant, Sunflower Bean, The Big Moon, Pond and DIIV are all also featured in the charity t-shirt range, which will be on sale until July 31.
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RESET!: Due to some unexpected events outside of our control, I’m bringing the fundraiser back to y’all via the wonderful folks at @trrblmrch, with ~ version 2.0 ~ of ‘Pooneh Ghana and Friends’. Same artists (though stay tuned for something special tomorrow…), same shirts, raising money for the same important causes. Swipe again for my previous statement with some new details, as well as the list of organizations the artists and I are donating to. Most of them are tagged on the last slide, if you want to donate to them directly. FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BOUGHT SHIRTS ALREADY: All previous orders via Everpress will be fulfilled as planned and shipped to you a little SOONER than expected. Surprise! 🙂 Keep an eye on your inboxes for updates. Everpress have also agreed to donate any money they made from the campaign last week (the time it was up on their site) to the fundraiser, and we’ll be donating that money to Black Lives Matter. Thanks again to the bands, and thank y’all so much again for supporting this campaign and these great organizations we’re raising money for. It’s been unreal so far. Feel free to DM me if you have any questions. Link in bio. Shirts will be up til July 31st! @cagetheelephant @idlesband @glassanimals @therealsurfbort @twinpeaksdudes @losgrowlers @courtneymelba @sunflowerbean @ponderers @thebigmoon @isthisfauxreal @lovealienzzz @postanimal @bronchoworldwide @theaubreysrphun @madamegandhi @raylandishere @jackieleeyoung
Speaking about the fundraiser, Ghana said: “Initially, the reason I organised this project was in response to coronavirus. But in light of the murder of George Floyd, yet another innocent black male murdered by a policeman/racist, and the overwhelming lack of support for poc who experience this type of violence every day of their lives, we’ve decided to expand the scope of this fundraiser to cover a wider range of causes and get more charities involved.”
Among the charities and organisations that are set to benefit from the fundraiser are the George Floyd Memorial Fund, Black Visions Collective, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Black Lives Matter, with specific charities having been chosen by each artist that is featured in the t-shirt line.
You can check out the full range of t-shirts in the ‘Pooneh Ghana and Friends T-shirt Collab Fundraiser’ here.
Last week, Idles voiced their support for the ongoing protests for racial equality, asking those fans who cannot attend physical demonstrations to do so remotely via a virtual protest that was hosted by Black Lives Matter.