We told you last month about a project for Haitian earthquake relief helmed by Little Joy’s Binki Shapiro called “Crafts for a Cause,” in which over three dozen musicians, actors, and artists have added original designs to various items to be auctioned off for charity. At that time, we only knew of a handful of items, including Conor Oberst’s painted Fender Strat, Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s skateboard design, a t-shirt by Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, and more. Well, the auction will go live tomorrow morning (Mar. 15) at 8AM EDT here, and the lineup of contributors has grown to an epic proportion in the past few weeks.
Not only have actors Drew Barrymore, Aziz Ansari, Natalie Portman, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Paul Schneider joined the effort, but musicians of the likes of Daft Punk, Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cat Power, and more have made contributions, as well.
Though all the artists involved have given one-of-a-kind pieces to the cause, I’d say Ed Droste donated the most exciting item by far:
This is a Taylor acoustic guitar with electrical output, signed by Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste. It was given to him by his parents on his 15th birthday, and is the guitar he learned to play on.