THE OPERATOR MUSIC FUND FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND MUTUAL RESPECT
100% OF MONEY MADE FROM MERCH WILL BE DONATED TO A NEW CHARITY EVERY HALF
FIRST CHARITY WILL BE THE
Operator Music Band has announced their new charity The Operator Music Fund For The Advancement Of Human Rights And Mutual Respect. The band will be donating all merch sales made on tour and via the band's website to a different charity every quarter. All merchandise, including new tote bags and sweaters, iare available now through the band's bandcamp page.
Here is a statement from the band:
"Our ability to live our lives as they are and to continue to make music in a thankless void is solely due to our significant social privilege and the sacrifices made by our immigrant ancestry. Operator Music Band owes it's existence to a brave immigrant community that came to these shores in search of freedom from death and oppression that they suffered in their home countries. In particular, our families came to Brooklyn ("the Second Jewish Homeland") and built up their broken and scarred families, raising children and starting lives that they never thought would be a possibility.
With this in mind, we are starting what we are calling "The Operator Music Fund" which will have 100% of the proceeds from merch sales going towards a different charity each quarter. In the spirit of the above, we are starting off with all proceeds going to the Brooklyn Community Foundation's Immigrant Rights Fund, which is "committed to helping Brooklyn's communities move from fear to strength, from trauma to healing, from division to wholeness, and from uncertainty to action". We also welcome suggestions for our next charity. For now, all sales from merch for our March tour will be going towards this cause and we are proud to roll out a bunch of cool new products to hopefully encourage you to donate and to look good while doing it."