By Lara Falcone
In a humanitarian effort last month, Beyonce visited Haiti to survey the progress made since the deadly 2010 earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince claiming up to 300,000 lives. After discovering that St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Taberre has been suffering from a lack of funding, Beyonce decided to sell her popular BeyGood charity shirt online, giving proceeds from the sales directly to the hospital. The Grammy award-winning singer made waves all over the internet sporting her white charity t-shirt on her trip to Haiti in May.
Entirely funded through contributions to NPH worldwide, St. Damien’s is a high quality medical treatment for disadvantaged and sick children in Haiti. The hospital currently treats 80,000 children annually and risks having to turn 30,000 children away without proper funding.
“Your purchase of a BeyGOOD Haiti t-shirt can help solve an urgent funding crisis with all proceeds from sales of this shirt directly aiding St. Damien in re-opening an abandoned wing and continuing to aid the people of Haiti,” Beyonce said on her website. “To help support this incredible campaign, Teespring will also make a donation to Saint Damien for each shirt sold.”
The shirt can be purchased on beygoodhaiti.beyonce.com for $24.99 until June 13. So far, nearly 1,100 shirts have been sold.