Amy Winehouse‘s parents have plans to turn the late singer’s North London home into the headquarters for a charity they say will focus on “causes close to [the star’s] heart.”
In comments to The Sun newspaper, Mitch Winehouse said they haven’t nailed down what exactly the Amy Winehouse Foundation will do, but that, “It could include help for children in trouble, kids suffering health problems, children’s hospices and more.”
He insisted they “want to make a positive difference.”
The charity will reveal its official mission statement on Sept. 14, which would have been Winehouse’s 28th birthday. The soul diva was found dead in the home on July 23 of undetermined causes. A toxicology report is weeks away.
Tony Bennett Confirms Amy Winehouse Charity Single
The property, a ten-room mansion, is estimated to be worth $4 million, but the family has no plans to sell it.
To help fund the Winehouse Foundation, jazz vocal legend Tony Bennett has offered all the royalties to “Body and Soul,” his forthcoming duet with the singer.
“What’s going to happen is that we’re putting that out ahead of the album,” says Bennett, according to MTV. “And it’s going to a foundation that her father started to teach all the young children not to take drugs, and all the royalties of the record will go to that.”