SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND
Rating: 5 stars 2 2 reviews
2601 E. Chapman Ave. Suite 204 Fullerton CA 92831 USA
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
Ill, disabled or elder career musician facing financial hardship
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Grants for medical and living expense, bill reduction and negotiation, directed artists programs,
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I'm not exactly sure if I'm a donor or a volunteer! I became aware of Sweet Relief through a memorial concert for a dear friend.As an uninsured person who was fortunate enough to have the state cover my recent cancer surgery I am very much aware of the lack of coverage and care for those of us who make our living in the arts. After my surgery I suffered a series of losses from having my clothes stolen to having my car blow up . All I had left was self-pity. And then one day something went CLICK . If I can't help myself, why don't I do something to help Somebody Else. I had already donated a small amount of money to the Robin Sylvester Fund at Sweet Relief and got an idea. That was the birth of the Filaments Project : asking musicians to donate their used guitar strings, making jewelry out of them and donating all of the profits to Sweet Relief. Since February 2012 I have collected hundreds of guitar strings from old school friends, people I see playing guitars on the street and some of the biggest stars in the music world today. I sell them to people I meet on the bus and I sell them on eBay and since February I have earned just over a thousand dollars to donate. Life-changing? This project has given me a Life, a career, a mission and the very best side-effect of all, the love and gratitude of people who have been brought closer to the people who give them their greatest joy. I'm not a musician by any means, and Sweet Relief saved my life. I hope to keep doing this work for the rest of my life.
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