Posted in music on July 26, 2011

Sweet Relief

Sweet Relief is a non-profit charity fund for musicians, established in 1994. According to their mission statement, "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."

Sweet Relief are currently hosting "Music Manufacturing Hope," an auction of donated musical equipment from music manufacturers around the world, on ebay. All proceeds will go directly to helping out musicians in need. Auction items currently include Presonus audio interfaces, Mapex snare drums, Gator cases, Zildjian cymbals, and more. Check out the auction here. The auction will continue through December. Other ways to donate are here. Help if you can!

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Comments (4)

Looks like a great organization. Lots of volunteer support and very low overhead. Based on their 2010 IRS 990 form, looks like most of the revenue goes straight to program services - almost a quarter million dollars straight to medical bills.

Posted by ambiguator | July 26, 2011 9:49 AM

please do support this cause. If not for this org Ted Leo would not be alive right now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 10:27 AM

This is a great org run by people who truly love music and care about musicians and continuously put on excellent events to raise funds. <3 Them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 11:00 AM

Through experience I know that Musicians are one of the most underpaid groups out there. I have often worked for free trying to get new gigs. Financial assistance is very appreciated.

Posted by Sandy | January 21, 2012 12:33 PM

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