MISSION STATEMENTI can't stop the war, shelter homeless, feed the poor.
I can't walk on water. Can't save your sons and daughters. I can't change the world to make things fair. This is the least that I can do. The Kid Rock Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit raising funds for and awareness of local and regional charities helping disadvantaged children, victims of war and natural disasters, and those suffering from illness.
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I would really like to change the mission statement too "Helping those who believe in hard work and the American Dream in there time of need." maybe leave out "time of need" - ?? I am so sick of seeing all these bullshit charities give shit too undeserving families and people who keep having kids that cant afford them, etc etc - i wanna focus on helping people who are already trying to help themselves, people like a young Jon Brabbs, etc etc....will always help kids and veterans etc, but focus on real shit from people already doing good things who may be struggling a bit.
Kid Rock Music Lab celebrates Detroit music at Detroit Historical Society
Kid Rock donates $250,000 to add interactive music lab to museum’s upcoming Allesee Gallery of Culture
DETROIT, Michigan (Aug. 14, 2012) Detroit’s own Kid Rock is partnering with the Detroit Historical Society to help share the story of the city’s musical past and inspire its future.
The Kid Rock Foundation is donating $250,000 to the Society to establish what will be known as the Kid Rock Music Lab, an interactive gallery that covers more than 100 years of Detroit’s musical history. It will span a myriad of genres from jazz and blues to gospel, funk, rock, pop, techno and hip hop - all of which have defined Detroit in song.
The donation was derived from Bob “Kid Rock” Ritchie’s own love for the City of Detroit. As a result, everyone from Motown legends like Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson to rock gods like Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper and the MC5 will be represented in the gallery, as will Kid Rock himself. The performer’s music has evolved since his early days. As Kid Rock rose to international prominence, his own music has transcended boundaries. Known for experimentation, he fuses multiple musical genres that resonate with Detroit audiences to create a distinct sound all his own.
The Kid Rock Music Lab will offer more than a solid education in the history of these amazing artists. It will grant visitors a glimpse at the concert-going experience itself, a reminder of venues of past and present where musicians made their way...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN 2011
Three quarters of a million dollars. To be exact, $756,000. That’s what the Kid Rock Foundation distributed to charities, community groups and schools in 2011 … organizations making a difference in the lives of so many of our friends and families, neighbors and strangers alike in cities and towns across the country.
Indeed, we’re able to continue our mission thanks to the generosity and support of our fans, and contributions from small businesses and large companies throughout the country. In fact, the Foundation collected $1.36 million dollars last year (our administrative costs, by the way, are less than 1%).
And as proud as we are of what we’ve accomplished, we remain steadfast in 2012 to our commitment to raising even more funds and awareness for the good works – and good people – found across America.
During a concert at Detroit’s Ford Field in January, Kid Rock received the Spirit of Detroit Award, an honor presented by the Detroit City Council to a person, event or organization for outstanding achievement or service to the citizens of Detroit.
Also at the Ford Field concert, Kid Rock announced a $25,000 donation each to Detroit-based COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter); Detroit’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen; Pontiac, Michigan-based HAVEN, a shelter for victims of domestic violence; and Rochester, Michigan-based Rainbow Connection, an organization dedicated to fulfilling wishes...