Compassion is Contagious: PLUS1 and Artists Unite for War Child

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Music has always been a vehicle for social change; a universal language that inspires us to imagine a better world.  Since inception, music has been the heartbeat of War Child and the organization has benefited greatly from the support of countless musicians – all who have helped make our critical work with war-affected communities possible.

Our partners at PLUS1 know the transformative power of music and the collective energy concerts create. Founded by Arcade Fire‘s Marika Shaw, PLUS1 connects artists and fans to the causes they believe in by adding $1 to every ticket sold and donating 100% of these funds to support organizations that are working on some of the most important social issues of our time.  Organizations like War Child.

Thanks to PLUS1, making an impact has never been easier.  The $1 per ticket is added before tours are announced and PLUS1 works with artist management and agents / promoters to take care of all the details.  It really is that simple.

Over the past 5 years many generous artists have, through PLUS1, raised over $260,000, for our work protecting children from the brutal impact of war and helping them rebuild their lives.

Artists that have supported War Child through PLUS1 include: Belle and Sebastian, Billy Talent, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, Frank Turner, Glass Animals, Matthew Good, Our Lady Peace, Sam Roberts Band, Sam Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Sum 41 and Wintersleep.

We look forward to continuing this great work together and to partnering with more talented artists through PLUS1.  To find out more please contact Vanessa Neshevich, Senior Manager of Creative Partnerships & Celebrity Engagement at