All this month, we’ve been encouraging girls to Do It Yourself. But do you know who’s already got that D.I.Y. spirit in spades? The Holland sisters.
Piper (11), Devon (13) and Kylie (14) Holland are three rockin’ California sisters who have been playing music together since they were little. And now Devon has sung a beautiful album of lullabies called Invitation to Dream that the sisters just put out on their own record label, Painted Wolf Records.
Here’s what we really love about the Holland sisters: They are donating all the proceeds from their album to help build a healthy and green orphanage in Haiti, a country that still needs a lot of financial support after being devastated by the 2010 earthquake.
“We love to do community service and we love to play our music,” says Piper. “It is great to know that our music can help make a difference.”
The girls are asking for a $20 minimum donation for each CD, and hoping to raise $250,000 for Project Haiti’s important orphanage. Read on to learn more about these amazing sisters — and go their website to find out more!
Why were you interested in putting together a fundraising campaign for Haiti?
Kylie: I wanted to fundraise for Haiti because I feel that Haiti has dropped off the international radar and I believed that our project could help remind people that Haiti is still an issue and needs help.
Why did you decide to make an album of lullabies and bedtime music?
Devon: Because I love little kids, we decided that an album of lullabies made the most sense. We looked around to try and find songs that were all different and represented different types of music. We wanted to make something that children and adults would enjoy.
What’s next for Painted Wolf Records? Can kids with other charity ideas contact you?
Kylie: We want to be able to use Painted Wolf Records to support charitably-minded projects spearheaded by musically ambitious kids. We are testing the model with Devon’s album and if it works we can invite other kids to submit their proposals.
What advice would you give other girls who want to fundraise to help causes they care about?
Kylie: Try to attach your cause to a product that you make. It could be music or it could be t-shirts, jewelry, stuffed animals, bracelets, gifts, ornaments, anything. Some people will donate just for the sake of helping the cause, but you will get more people interested if they also get something in return to affirm their donation.