Published Jan 08, 2009Following some warm-hearted charity initiatives last year, Feist has announced she managed to raise more than $200,000 for a pile of good causes in 2008.
As previously reported, 100 percent of the sales proceeds from merch sold on Feist's winter tour and at her webshop went straight to charity near the tail end of last year, with the Canadian songstress lending a helping hand to Doctors Without Borders, CARE Canada, War Child Canada and the Salvation Army. Now thanks to the help of her fans, Feist says all the good intentions have paid off.
"We've tallied the numbers, connected the dots, and are delighted to report that over $200,000 has been donated to various excellent organizations," Feist wrote on her MySpace blog Wednesday (January 7).
"All of these agencies will continue to do immeasurably positive things, like: build schools, dig wells, educate communities and - in general - do piles of good well beyond the reach of rock and roll.
"We also undertook an incredible food drive! Near $20,000 was donated to food banks across Canada, not including the incredible 17,000 pounds of food that was delivered to tables across Canada during the November tour."
Feist signs off by reminding us to think of the food bank throughout the year, and encourages everyone to keep spreading the charitable love.
Feist "Gatekeeper" (live)