Behemoth Donate Previously Declined Donation by UNICEF to Children’s Hospital

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It came as a shock to Behemoth last week when, after donating money to UNICEF Poland, the organization wrote back and said they would not accept the band’s funds.

Over the past few weeks, the band has been selling “Behemoth charity teddy bears” with the intent that “the whole profit” from sales involving these bears would go “straight to a foundation which helps children in need.”

Collecting all the money they made from these bears, the band sent those funds to UNICEF Poland, only for the organization to reject their donation. The reason behind this decline has to do with UNICEF Poland not being fond of the “messages” the band shares through their “products.” Specifically, per a since-deleted photo the band shared, UNICEF Poland wrote to Behemoth: “Unfortunately, we would like to inform you that due to the nature of the messages accompanying the products you sell, we cannot qualify you for participation in this particular Program.’”

However, in a new update from the band, Behemoth has decided to send all the money they made from these charity bears directly to a children’s hospital.

Per a new post that has been shared via the Behemoth webstore Instagram account, the band shares the following:

“Legions! The whole profit from sales of 100 teddies turned out to be (rounded up) 10 000 PLN (around 2200 EUR). We’ve decided to directly support the biggest children’s hospital in @nergal69 ‘s (and mine) hometown, @gdansk_official – Szpital Dziecięcy Polanki. They are making the real miracles saving kids lives. Thank you Legions for being so generous 🖤. The document attached is a transfer confirmation which I wanted to post as a proof we’ve done it.”

It’s awesome to hear that all the money the band raised has been put toward a good cause.

What do you think of UNICEF Poland declining Behemoth’s donation? Below you can find the band’s upcoming tour dates.

 

 

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Upcoming Behemoth 2023 tour dates

  • 8/25 Las Vegas, NV
    8/26 Norco, CA
    8/27 Mesa, AZ
    8/28 Albuquerque, NM
    8/31 Oklahoma City, OK
    9/1 Irving, TX The Pavilion
    9/2 San Antonio, TX
    9/3 Houston, TX
    9/6 Atlanta, GA
    9/8 Sayreville, NJ
    9/9 Atlantic City, NJ
    9/10 Reading, PA
    9/11 Boston, MA
    9/13 Cleveland, OH
    9/14 Detroit, MI
    9/15 Pittsburgh, PA
    9/16 Newport, KY
    9/17 Chicago, IL
    9/19 St Louis, MO
    9/20 Kansas City, MO
    9/21 Minneapolis, MN
    9/23 Denver, CO