Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age has launched a charity alongside members of Paramore and Jimmy Eat World.
The Sweet Stuff Foundation was founded in 2013, though a press release this week has detailed more on the charity’s goals, which aims to help musicians with disabilities and serious illnesses. A post from Foo Fighters’ official Facebook page has also spread awareness of the charity.
The press release states: “The mission of The Sweet Stuff Foundation is to help our musical community and their families with the vital elements often overlooked during periods of illness and disability. Things like transportation to medical treatment, assistance with childcare and tuition, income assistance, the ‘last wishes’ of a lifetime, and special treatments not covered by insurance.”
“The healing power of music is also a vital form of preventative medicine. That’s why the Sweet Stuff Foundation’s two prong approach is also committed to providing assistance for music lessons, instruments, and musical collaborations for children. To help foster an atmosphere of creativity & introduce a healthy outlet via music, so that the ‘Sweet Stuff’ will continue for generations to come.”
The charity will auction items donated by fellow musicians, with one item being a signed guitar from the 2014 Grammy Awards. Head to The Sweet Stuff Foundation’s website here to find out more details.