Kris Allen Headed to Haiti

February 18, 2010 By:
Kris Allen Headed to Haiti

American Idol champ Kris Allen is setting off for a charity trip to Haiti. He’ll reportedly leave tomorrow to meet with members of the U.N.

Kris tells MTV, “I’m looking forward to traveling to Haiti to see the U.N.’s work firsthand. The people of Haiti are rebuilding their country, and the U.N. is there to help them every step of the way. I look forward to sharing the images and stories from my trip with Idol viewers across the country.”

Kris‘ visit is part of the “Idol Gives Back” program. Randy Jackson had suggested this year’s contributions go toward Haiti relief efforts.

Fox told The Associated Press that viewers will be asked to make donations online or by text-messaging during the Idol episode, with the money going to the Idol Gives Back Foundation to help support the U.N. Foundation's work in Haiti.

You can catch the episode and make your own donation on April 21st.