Its hard to avoid word on the Haiti situation these days. News of the countys slow recovery has been splattered all over media since January and various organizations, businesses, sports franchises, restaurants, musicians, and individuals have pulled together hoping to raise money for the country in despair. And now vocalist and musician Binki Shapiro of L.A.s Brazilian/American rock band Little Joy has jumped on the band wagon, announcing the online auction for Haiti relief which she recently put together.
Shapiro has been a member of Little Joy since 2007 alongside vocalist Rodrigo Amarante and drummer Fabrizio Moretti (of The Strokes), and has since collaborated with artists such as Devendra Banhart and Beck. Shapiro explains In an effort to raise money for the relief efforts in earthquake-devastated Haiti, Ive rallied a bunch of artists to contribute custom-made artwork (t-shirts, tote bags and other personalized items) for the Crafts For A Cause auction. All proceeds will go to Artists for Peace and Justice, an amazing charitable organization founded by my dear friend Paul Haggis.
The Crafts For A Cause auction currently has the support of contributing Sub Pop artists, No Age and Fleet Foxes, who will create t-shirts for the auction. But, thats not even the best part! Daft Punk has also donated its signature (and signed) robots to the cause. All pieces contributed will be included in the online auction starting at 8 a.m. on March 15th. For more information on the project and a few photos of Daft Punks stellar robots head over the Crafts for A Cause website.