Glee Gives Away 100% Of Proceeds From 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Song Remake
While the Glee cast has remade the 1984, "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" the stars are keeping the song’s original purpose intact -- to raise money and awareness for countries battling poverty and famine, FOXToledo.com reports.
The founders of the Band Aid Charity Trust, a nonprofit that supports famine-struck developing countries, first composed the song 27 years ago in support of its cause. Glee decided to commit its vocal chords to the same mission by recording its own version of the song and donating 100 percent of sales to the nonprofit, the news outlet reports.
"The reverberations of this little song continue down the long 26 years since Midge Ure and I wrote it," said Band Aid co-founder Bob Geldof, according to Hollywood.com. "It could not be more timely now that Glee with its vast global audience of young people re-introduce it to a whole new constituency who are probably unaware of the great tragedy unfolding amongst the hungry, poor and dying of Somalia as a result of drought and a bitter and pointless civil war."
Glee's Christmas single is perpetuating the song's long-standing tradition of inspiring people to give back.
"This song really did kind of turn my life upside down," Bono told FOXToledo.com. "Everything I do now, from ONE to (RED) all started with that little song."