Vance Joy revealed a new charitable initiative to Billboard on Wednesday (Aug. 1) called Ukuleles for Kids. The musician teamed up with ukulele brand Kala and MyMusicRx -- the flagship program of the Children’s Cancer Association -- to kick off his new program, bringing the instruments to children in hospitals.
“I remember hearing a beautiful story about George Harrison driving around in his car, handing out instruments to people,” Joy said in a statement. “I’ve always wanted to emulate that idea and what better way than giving the gift of instruments and music lessons to young children who are fighting terminal diseases. My heart goes out to these kids and their families.”