With the whereabouts of the 2,300 children under the age of 12 separated from their parents at the border still unclear, Father John Misty has pledged to donate money to one of the leading organizations helping migrants reunite their families in the wake of the chaos sewn by Pres. Trump's “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The singer announced on Monday (July 2) that from July 2-6 all the profits from his official web store will be donated to RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services).
Among the items offered on the site that will help fund the vital work RAICES is doing to mitigate the damage done by the policy that Trump later reversed in the wake of widespread, bipartisan condemnation are vinyl and cassette copies of Misty's latest album, God's Favorite Customer, T-shirts, lighters and baseball hats.
Misty joins a large group of artists who've pledged to support the separated families, including Jack White's Third Man Records and John Prine's Oh Boy Records, as well as Bleachers' Jack Antonoff, who promised to match donations up to $10,000 to the Actblue fundraiser to Support Kids at the Border. The National's Aaron Dessner has also encouraged donations to that organization, as did CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry.