Arcade Fire Online Store Shirts Dedicated To Kanpe, Partners In Health Charities

By Aaron Brophy 7/31/17 |

Arcade Fire's Partners In Health tees — photo via Arcade Fire online store
Lost amidst the unusual promotional and merchandizing campaign that Montreal-based Arcade Fire has launched — Kylie  and Kendall Jenner co-opting t-shirt designs, $110 fidget spinners, dress code controversies — to accompany their latest album Everything Now, the band still remain committed to supporting the Kanpe and Partners In Health (PIH) charities.

Arcade Fire made Partners In Health the benefactors for those cheeky Jenner-related tees which featured the band stealing the reality television stars' image and likeness in a parody of the pair who themselves stole the iconography of musical acts including Metallica, The Doors and Tupac Shakur for their own clothing lines.

The band, led by husband and wife team Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, continue to sell clothing dedicated to Kanpe and Partners In Health in their online store.

The band's Kanpe shirts come in black with a silver geometric pattern or featuring Kanpe's hummingbird symbol and a bright dash of rainbow colours, selling for $24-25.

Chassagne, who has Haitian ancestry, founded Kanpe with Quebec politician Dominique Anglade. Kanpe "brings together Haitians, members of the diaspora, friends of Haiti, and partners on the ground to develop customized solutions to enable these families to escape the cycle of poverty and stand on their own," according to its site. The foundation does this by using funds to build in six areas: health, nutrition, housing, education, agriculture and leadership.

The band's Partners In Health shirts, meanwhile, come in white, black or red and feature the line "Arcade Fire Heart Haiti" along with the PIH logo. They sell for $24.

An organization dedicated to improving the health conditions for people in poor countries around the world, PIH's hopes to bring modern medical care to the world's poorest and sickest communities.

Some of the work PIH does includes helping fight ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone, run cholera education and prevention programs around the world, and providing child, maternal and mental health care to areas in-need as well as training in-community health care workers. One of the organization's recent crowdfunding campaigns raised $83,000 to create a health centre in Malawi.

Watch a thank you video from the Kanpe Foundation

Stussy x Nike Air Force 1 Low Release Date

* is an online magazine covering the good deeds of individuals, charities and businesses.