Monster, the leading brand of high-performance personal audio, launched a creative new charitable initiative, “Headphones for Haiti” to benefit the people, economy, and arts of the Caribbean country. Intended to promote entrepreneurship in the Haitian arts culture and create jobs, the project also helps to rebuild the island after the devastating earthquake in 20120 and spread awareness about the art scene.
Monster teamed up with the Enigma Performing Arts Center of Haiti for the fundraising event and donated 100 pairs of its Inspiration headphones. Used as blank canvases, the high-quality headphones were later hand-painted by ten renowned Haitian master painters.
On June 25, Monster hosted a private exhibition to auction off its one-of-a-kind, hand-painted headphones. Ten unique headphones were auctioned at the launch event and sold for a pretty penny, ranging between $25,000 and $50,000. The additional headphones will be auctioned on eBay from June 25-July 1. All money raised through both auctions will benefit fund construction of the major new EPAC HAITI performing arts centers.
As Monster’s CEO Noel Lee stated, “The people of Haiti continue to show their strength of purpose and resilience and are rebuilding their country’s economy, infrastructure and arts community. Monster is proud to help support this rebirth—especially in the artistic community.”