Monday, June 29, 2009

Remembering MICHAEL JACKSON For His Charity and Good Works!

Remembering MICHAEL JACKSON For His Charity and Good Works!

> Michael Jackson
> 1958-2009
> May You Rest In Peace!
> Michael Jackson's Charity and Good Works
> January 10, 1984: Michael visits the unit for burn victims at
> Brotman-Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.
> April 9, 1984: David Smithee, a 14-year-old boy who suffers from cystic
> fibroses is invited to Michael's home. It was David's last wish to meet
> Michael. He dies 7 weeks later.
> April 14, 1984: Michael equips a 19-bed-unit at Mount Senai New York
> Medical Center. This center is part of the T.J. Martell-Foundation for
> leukemia and cancer research.
> July 5, 1984: During the Jackson's press conference at Tavern On The
> Green, Michael announces that his part of the earnings from the Victory
> Tour will be donated to three charitable organizations: The United
> Negro College Fund, Camp Good Times, and the T.J. Martell-Foundation.
> July 14, 1984: After the first concert of the Victory Tour, Michael
> meets 8 terminally ill children backstage.
> December 13, 1984: Michael visits the Brotman Memorial Hospital, where
> he had been treated when he was burned very badly during the producing
> of a Pepsi commercial. He donates all the money he receives from Pepsi,
> $1.5 million, to the Michael Jackson Burn Center for Children.
> January 28, 1985: Michael and 44 other artists meet to record "We Are
> The World", written by Michael and Lionel Ritchie. The proceeds of this
> record are donated to the starving people in Africa.
> 1986: Michael set up the "Michael Jackson UNCF Endowed Scholarship
> Fund". This $1.5 million fund is aimed towards students majoring in
> performance art and communications, with money given each year to
> students attending a UNCF member college or university.
> February 28, 1986: After having had a heart-transplant, 14-year-old
> Donna Ashlock from California gets a call from Michael Jackson. He had
> heard that she is a big fan of his. Michael invites her to his home as
> soon as she is feeling better. This visit takes place on March 8th.
> Donna stays for dinner and watches a movie together with Michael.
> September 13, 1987: Michael supports a campaign against racism. He
> supports efforts of the NAACP, to fight prejudices against black
> artists.
> October 1987: At the end of his Bad Tour, Michael donates some personal
> items to the UNESCO for a charitable auction. The proceeds will be for
> the education of children in developing countries.
> February 1, 1988: The Song "Man In the Mirror" enters the charts. The
> proceeds from the sales of this record goes to Camp Ronald McDonald for
> Good Times, a camp for children who suffer from cancer.
> March 1, 1988: At a press conference held by his sponsor Pepsi, Michael
> presents a $600,000 check to the United Negro College Fund.
> April 1988: Free tickets are given away for three concerts in Atlanta,
> Georgia to the Make A Wish Foundation.
> May 22, 1988: Michael visits children who suffer from cancer in the
> Bambini-Gesu Children's Hospital in Rome. He signs autographs and gives
> away sweets and records to the little patients. He promises a check of
> 100,000 pounds to the hospital.
> July 16, 1988: Before a concert at Wembley Stadium Michael meets the
> Prince of Wales and his wife Diana. He hands over a check of 150,000
> pounds for the Prince's Trust, and a check of 100,000 pounds for the
> children's hospital at Great Ormond Street.
> July 20, 1988: Michael visits terminally ill children at Great Ormond
> Street Hospital. At a unit for less critical patients he stays a little
> bit longer and tells a story.
> August 29, 1988: At his 30th birthday Michael performs a concert in
> Leeds, England for the English charity-organization "Give For Life".
> The goal of this organization is the immunization of children. Michael
> presents a check for 65,000 pounds.
> December 1988: Michael visits 12-year-old David Rothenburg. His father
> had 5 years earlier burned him very badly in an act of revenge against
> his former wife.
> January 1989: The proceeds of one of Michael's shows in Los Angeles are
> donated to Childhelp USA, the biggest charity-organization against
> child-abuse. In appreciation of the contributions of Michael, Childhelp
> of Southern California is founding the "Michael Jackson International
> Institute for Research On Child Abuse".
> January 10, 1989: The Bad Tour comes to an end. Under-privileged
> children are donated tickets for each concert and Michael donates money
> to hospitals, orphanages and charity-organizations.
> February 7, 1989: Michael visits the Cleveland Elementary School in
> Stockton, California. Some weeks earlier a 25-year-old man had fired at
> the school's playground. 5 children had been killed and 39 had been
> wounded.
> March 5, 1989: Michael invites 200 deprived children of the St. Vincent
> Institute for handicapped children and of the organization Big Brothers
> and Big Sisters to the Circus Vargas in Santa Barbara. After this event
> he invites them to his ranch to introduce his private zoo at his
> Neverland Ranch to them.
> November 13, 1989: The organization "Wishes Granted" helps 4-year-old
> Darian Pagan, who suffers from leukemia to meet Michael. Michael
> invites the little boy to a performance of Canadian acrobats.
> December 28, 1989: Young Ryan White, who suffers from hemophilia,
> spends his holidays on Michael's ranch. Ryan had been infected with
> AIDS by contaminated blood transfusions in 1984. After he was excluded
> from his school in Kokomo, Ryan fought against the discrimination of
> AIDS victims.
> January 6, 1990: Michael invites 82 abused and neglected children
> through Childhelp to his Neverland Ranch. There are games, a Barbeque
> and a movie show provided for them.
> July 1990: 45 children from the Project Dream Street, Los Angeles, for
> children with life-threatening illness are invited to Neverland Valley.
> August 18, 1990: Michael invites 130 children of the YMCA summer
> program of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to his Neverland Ranch.
> May 6, 1991: Michael is invited to the Jane Goodall Charity event.
> Michael supports her, an advocate of behavioral research concerning
> chimpanzees in Gombe, Nigeria for more than 30 years.
> July 26, 1991: Michael pays a visit to the Youth Sports & Art
> Foundation in Los Angeles. This Foundation supports families of gang
> members, and helps dealing with drug-abuse. Michael talks to the kids
> and presents them with a wide-screen TV set and a financial gift.
> December 1991: Michael's office MJJ Productions treats needy families
> in Los Angeles with more than 200 turkey dinners.
> February 1992: Within 11 days Michael covers 30,000 miles in Africa, to
> visit hospitals, orphanages, schools, churches, and institutions for
> mentally handicapped children.
> February 3, 1992: At a press conference at the New York Radio City
> Music Hall, Michael announces that he is planning a new world tour, to
> raise funds for his new "Heal The World" Foundation. This Foundation
> will support the fight against AIDS, Juvenile Diabetes and will support
> the Camp Ronald McDonald and the Make A Wish Foundation.
> May 6, 1992: Michael defrays the funeral-expenses for Ramon Sanchez,
> who was killed during the Los Angeles riots.
> June 23, 1992: At a press conference in London, Michael makes an
> announcement about his Heal The World Foundation.
> June 26, 1992: Michael presents the Mayor of Munich, Mr. Kronawitter,
> with a 40,000 DM-check for the needy people of the city.
> June 29, 1992: Michael visits the Sophia Children's Hospital in
> Rotterdam and presents a check for 100,000 pounds.
> July 1992: Michael donated L. 821,477,296 to La Partita del Cuore (The
> Heart Match) in Rome and donated 120,000 DM to children's charities in
> Estonia and Latvia.
> July 25, 1992: On the occasion of a concert in Dublin, Ireland, Michael
> announces that he will give 400,000 pounds of the tour earnings to
> various charities.
> July 29, 1992: Michael visits the Queen Elizabeth Children's Hospital
> in London. To the surprise the children, he brings Mickey Mouse and
> Minnie Mouse from Euro-Disney to the hospital.
> July 31, 1992: On the Eve of his second concert at Wembley Stadium,
> Michael presents Prince Charles with a check of 200,000 pounds for the
> Prince's Trust.
> August 16, 1992: 6 year old Nicholas Killen, who lost his eyesight
> caused by a life aiding cancer surgery, meets Michael backstage in
> Leeds, England.
> September 1992: Michael donated 1 million pesetas to charity headed by
> the Queen of Spain.
> September 30, 1992: President Iliescu of Romania inaugurates a
> playground for 500 orphans which Michael has financed. Michael
> discusses his Heal The World Foundation.
> October 1, 1992: Michael chooses a concert in Bucharest, Romania for
> worldwide television broadcast. Bucharest is a logical choice due to
> the numerous orphanages the country is known for.
> November 24, 1992: At Kennedy Airport in New York, Michael supervises
> the loading of 43 tons of medication, blankets, and winter clothes
> destined for Sarajevo. The Heal The World Foundation collaborates with
> AmeriCares to bring resources totaling $2.1 million to Sarajevo. They
> will be allocated under the supervision of the United Nations.
> December 10, 1992: During a press conference at the American Ambassy in
> Tokyo Michael is presented with a check for $100,000 for the Heal The
> World Foundation by Tour Sponsor Pepsi.
> December 26, 1992: During a broadcast request for donations to the
> United Negro College Fund, Michael declares: "Black Colleges and
> Universities are breeding some of the leading personalities of our
> time. They are on top in business, justice, science and technologies,
> politics and religion. I am proud, that the Michael Jackson Scholarship
> Program enabled more than 200 young men and women to get a qualified
> education."
> January 19, 1993: Michael is one of the stars to perform at the
> Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton. Before he sings "Gone Too
> Soon" he draws the attention to the plights of the victims of AIDS and
> mentions his friend Ryan White.
> January 26, 1993: At a press conference held at Century Plaza Hotel in
> Century City, Los Angeles, Michael is presented with a $200,000
> donation from the National Football League and the Sponsors of the
> Super Bowl. He gets another $500,000 from the BEST Foundation for his
> Heal The World Foundation. At this occasion the foundation of "Heal
> L.A." is officially announced.
> February 1993: In association with Sega, launched an initiative to
> distribute more than $108,000 of computer games and equipment to
> children's hospitals, children's homes, and children's charities
> throughout the U.K.
> March 1993: The foundation of an independent film company is announced.
> They will produce family-oriented movies. A part of the earnings will
> go to the Heal The World Foundation.
> March 27, 1993: At a meeting at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles,
> Michael gives a 5-minute speech to 1200 teachers and politicians.
> April 26, 1993: Within his "Heal LA" tour, Michael visits the Watta
> Health Foundation, and two schools in Los Angeles South Central.
> May 5, 1993: Former President Jimmy Carter and Michael, who are
> chairmen of the "Heal Our Children/Heal The World" initiative, are in
> Atlanta to promote their "Atlanta Project Immunization Drive".
> June 1993: Michael has announced that he will donate $1.25 million for
> children who have suffered from the riots in Los Angeles.
> June 1993: 100 children from the Challengers Boys and Girls Club visit
> Neverland.
> June 10, 1993: Michael promotes the new DARE-program. The purpose of
> the program is to inform children about the dangers of drug abuse.
> June 18, 1993: Michael pays a visit to a hospital in Washington. He
> spends several hours with the young patients and plays chess with some
> of them.
> August 1993: With Pepsi-Cola Thailand, donated $40,000 to Crown
> Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's charity, the Rural School Children
> and Youth Development Fund, in support of school lunch programs in
> rural villages in Thailand.
> August 1993: In conjunction with Pepsi-Cola International, donated new
> ambulances to the Contacts One Independent Living Center for Children
> in Moscow, Russia and the Hospital de Ninos Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez in
> Buenos Aires, Argentina.
> October 1993: Donated $100,000 to the Children's Defense Fund, the
> Children's Diabetes Foundation, the Atlanta Project, and the Boys and
> Girl Clubs of Newark, New Jersey.
> October 22, 1993: Michael visits a hospital in Santiago.
> October 28, 1993: Michael makes it possible for 5000 underprivileged
> children to visit the Reino Aventura Park, where the whale Keiko ("Free
> Willy") is living.
> November 5, 1993: Michael is guest at a children's party at the Hard
> Rock Cafe in Mexico City.
> December 1993: With the Gorbachev Foundation, airlifted 60,000 doses of
> children's vaccines to Tblisi, Georgia.
> December 16, 1993: The Heal The World Foundation UK supports "Operation
> Christmas Child" delivering toys, sweets, gifts and food to children in
> former Yugoslavia.
> 1994: Michael donates $500,000 to Elizabeth Taylor's AIDS Foundation.
> January 7, 1994: On the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday,
> Michael gives a party for more than 100 underprivileged children at his
> Neverland Ranch.
> February 22, 1994: "The Jackson Family Honors" is televised. The
> earnings of the show are given to their own newly formed charity,
> "Family Caring for Families".
> August 6, 1994: Michael and his wife Lisa Marie are visiting two
> children's hospitals in Budapest. They distribute toys to the ill
> children.
> 1995: Michael wants to free dolphins who have been locked up for years.
> He believes there should be legal guidelines about the way dolphins
> have to live in zoos and parks.
> March 1995: Little Bela Farkas received a new liver. Michael and Lisa
> Marie met this 4-year-old boy during their trip to Hungary in 1994.
> Michael did everything to help Bela, whose only chance to live was
> getting a new liver. The Heal The World Foundation covered the surgery
> and the cost for caring.
> June 21, 1996: Michael donated a four-times platinum disc of "HIStory"
> in aid of the Dunblane appeal at the Royal Oak Hotel, Sevenoaks in
> England.
> July 18, 1996: In Soweto, South Africa Michael is laying down a wreath
> of flowers for youngsters who have been killed during the fights
> involving Apartheid.
> September 1996: The first Sports Festival "Hope" was held for orphans
> and disadvantaged children. 3000 children and 600 volunteers took part
> in the Sports Festival and Michael Jackson was a special guest.
> September 6, 1996: Michael visits the children's unit of a hospital in
> Prague.
> October 1996: Michael visited a hospital for mentally challenged
> children in Kaoshiung, Taiwan and offered 2,000 free tickets to the
> sold out performance in Kaoshiung.
> October 1, 1996: Michael donated the proceeds of his Tunisia concert to
> "The National Solidarity Fund", a charity dedicated to fighting
> poverty.
> October 3, 1996: Michael visits a children's hospital and brings small
> gifts for the patients during a HIStory tour visit in Amsterdam. A room
> in the hospital (for parents who want to be with their children) is
> named after Michael.
> November 1, 1996: Michael donates most of the earnings from a HIStory
> concert in Bombay, India to the poor people of the country.
> November 7, 1996: Before his first concert in Auckland, New Zealand,
> Michael fulfills the wish of little Emely Smith, who is suffering from
> cancer, who wants to meet Michael.
> November 25, 1996: Michael visited the Royal Children's Hospital in
> Melbourne, delivering toys, signing autographs, and visiting with
> children.
> December 9, 1996: During a HIStory tour visit in Manila, Michael visits
> a children's hospital. He announces that a part of his concert earnings
> will be donated to the renovation of the hospital.
> January 25, 1997: Michael waved his personal fee for his Bombay
> appearance and donated $1.1 million to a local charity helping to
> educate children living in slums.
> April 4, 1997: British magazine "OK!" is publishing exclusive photos of
> Michael's son Prince. The magazine pays about 1 million pounds for the
> photos. Michael donates the money to charity.
> June 18, 1997: Michael signed the "Children in Need" book auctioned by
> the charity UNESCO.
> September 1998: Michael meets 5 year old Aza Woods, who suffers from
> cancer, at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. Michael introduces Aza to the
> attraction "Star Trek: The Experience" and spends the rest of the
> afternoon with the little boy. Finally Michael invites Aza to spend
> some time with him at his Neverland Ranch.
> November 16, 1998: Michael arrives in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a member
> of the American Delegation invited by the Minister of Defense. The
> delegation thanks the government of Zimbabwe for helping to keep the
> peace in this area.
> September 4, 1999: Michael presented Nelson Mandela with a check for
> 1,000,000 South African rand for the "Nelson Mandela Children's Fund."
> January 22, 2000: During Christmas last year a violent storm ravaged
> the park of the Chateau de Versailles and destroyed 10,000 trees in the
> park. The estimated cost for rebuilding the park is around $20 million.
> Some celebrities are supporting the restoration of the park. French
> officials are reporting that Michael Jackson is one of them. He was one
> of the first people to donate money to this cause.
> October 28, 2000:Michael painted a plate to be auctioned for the
> "Carousel of Hope Ball" benefiting childhood diabetes research.
> March 6, 2001: Michael donated a black hat, a birthday phone-call and a
> jacket worn at the Monaco Music Awards in 2000 to the Movie Action for
> Children auction, an event being given by UNICEF with all proceeds will
> going to UNICEF's efforts to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission
> in Africa.
> March 26, 2001: Michael handed out books to young people at a Newark,
> NJ theater. The event, which helped to launch the Michael Jackson
> International Book Club, part of his new Heal the Kids charity, aims to
> promote childhood reading and encourage parents to return to reading
> bedtime stories.
> September 15, 2002: Michael donated 16 exclusively autographed items
> consisting of CD's, videos and 2 cotton napkins to aid in the support
> of the victims of a severe flood in Germany. These items were auctioned
> off for charity and managed to raise 3935 Euro (US$ 3,814).
> October 12, 2002: Michael Jackson invited more than 200 Team Vandenberg
> members, who recently returned from overseas deployments, and their
> families to his Neverland Ranch. This was to show his appreciation for
> the sacrifices the military in his community make.
> November 19-29, 2002: Michael donated an autographed teddy bear dressed
> in his likeness to Siegfried & Roy's celebrity teddy bear auction. This
> auction benefits Opportunity Village which is a non-profit organization
> based in Las Vegas (USA) that enhances the lives of individuals with
> intellectual disabilities and their families. Michael's autographed
> teddy bear raised $5,000 for the charity.
> November 21, 2002: Michael donated a jacket to the The Bambi Charity
> Event in Berlin which raised $16,000.
> April 25, 2002: Michael Jackson performed at a fundraiser for the
> Democratic National Committee at the Apollo Theater in Harlem helping
> to raise nearly $3 million dollars towards voter registration.
> June 2003: The Wolf family, who experienced serious damages to their
> belongings during the flood in Saxony, Germany last August, was invited
> to Berlin by Michael Jackson when he was at the Bambi Awards. On that
> occasion Michael invited them to Neverland. In June, they spent three
> days at Neverland, meeting Michael and his children.
> Charity Awards
> May 14, 1984: At a ceremony in the White House President Reagan
> presents Michael an award for special efforts; he is honored for his
> participation in a national ad campaign against drunk driving.
> January 1989: The "Say Yes To A Youngsters Future" program honors
> Michael in recognition of his efforts to encourage children to natural
> sciences and award him with the "National Urban Coalition
> Artist/Humanitarian Of The Year Award".
> March 1989: At the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City,
> California, Michael receives the Black Radio Special Award for his
> humanitarian efforts.
> September 22, 1989: The Capital Children's Museum awards Michael with
> the Best Of Washington 1989 Humanitarian Award in recognition of his
> efforts to raise money for the museum, and for his never-ending support
> of children.
> February 3, 1990: From Japan Michael receives a Role Model Award.
> April 5, 1990: During a ceremony, where Michael is awarded as
> "Entertainer Of The Decade", Michael meets President George Bush, who
> honors him with the "Point Of Light" award. Michael receives this award
> for his philanthropic activities. President Bush explains Michael's
> humanitarian commitments to the press.
> September 14, 1990: The Council of the American Scouts honors Michael
> with the first "Good Scout Humanitarian Award". Michael receives this
> award for his humanitarian activities by supporting the Make A Wish
> Foundation, the Prince's Trust, the United Negro College Fund and
> Childhelp USA.
> October 23, 1990: Michael Jackson and Elton John will be the first
> recipients of the award in memory of Ryan White, which will be handed
> over in 1991.
> May 1, 1992: President George Bush presents Michael with the "Point of
> Light" award for his continuing support of deprived children. During
> his stay, Michael visits little Raynal Pope, who had been injured very
> badly by dogs.
> June 3, 1992: The organization "One To One", who is caring for better
> living conditions of young people, honors Michael with an award for his
> commitment to deprived youngsters.
> July 1993: The American Friends of Hebrew University honors Michael
> with the Scopus Award 1993.
> August 1993: The Jack The Rapper Awards are presented and Michael is
> honored with the "Our Children, Our Hope Of Tomorrow" award.
> November 17, 1993: Michael rejects the Scopus Award. He was nominated
> for this award, which was planned to be given him on January 29th,
> 1994.
> April 12, 1994: On occasion of the 2nd Children's Choice Award ceremony
> at Cit Center in New York, Michael is presented with the "Caring For
> Kids" award. This award is to honor celebrities, who take time for
> young people. 100,000 children and young people from 8 to 18 years old
> gave Michael their vote of confidence. The Children's Choice Awards are
> sponsored by Body Sculpt, a charity organization, that offers
> drug-prevention programs for young people.
> November 2, 1995: Michael receives the award "Diamont of Africa".
> March, 30, 1996: The Ark Trust-Foundation, who wants to draw the
> attention of the public eye on animal's problems, presents the 10th
> Genesis Award. Michael is presented with the 1995 Doris Day Award. He
> gets this award for the "Earth Song" video, which draws attention to
> the plight of the animals.
> May 1, 1999: At the Bollywood awards in New York, Michael is presented
> with an award for his humanitarian activities. The award is signed:
> "Though he comes from the young American tradition, Michael is the
> embodiment of an old indian soul. His actions are an expression of the
> philosophy of Weda, which asked to work for the people - not for one's
> own interests."
> Organizations
> The Millennium-Issue of the "Guinness Book Of Records" names Michael as
> the Pop Star who supports the most charity organizations. The following
> projects are supported by Michael Jackson:
> AIDS Project L.A.
> American Cancer Society
> Angel Food
> Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
> BMI Foundation
> Brotherhood Crusade
> Brothman Burn Center
> Camp Ronald McDonald
> Childhelp U.S.A.
> Children's Institute International
> Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
> Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
> Congressional Black Caucus
> Dakar Foundation
> Dreamstreet Kids
> Dreams Come True Charity
> Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
> Heal The World Foundation
> Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
> Love Match
> Make A Wish Foundation
> Minority Aids Project
> Motown Museum
> National Rainbow Coalition
> Rotary Club of Australia
> Society of Singers
> Starlight Foundation
> The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
> The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
> Transafrica
> United Negro College Fund
> United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
> Volunteers of America
> Watts Summer Festival
> Wish Granting
> YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw
> Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
> This is the oldest mentoring organization serving youth in the USA.
> BBBSA has provided one-to-one mentoring relationships between adult
> volunteers and children at risk since 1904. BBBSA currently serves over
> 100,000 children and youth in more than 500 agencies throughout all of
> the United States.
> BMI Foundation
> From jazz to musical theater, from music education for gifted
> youngsters to support for the work of accomplished concert music
> composers, the BMI Foundation seeks out the best and most promising of
> today's and tomorrow's musical creators and offers a platform of
> support that fosters their growth and ensures the continuation of the
> heritage of American musical ingenuity for generations to come.
> Childhelp USA
> Childhelp USA is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional,
> educational, und spiritual needs of abused and neglected children
> focusing efforts and resources upon treatment, prevention.
> Children's Institute International
> This is a private, non-profit organization specializing in the
> treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
> Over the past 90 years, CII has evolved from a shelter for single
> mothers and their babies to an internationally recognized model of
> comprehensive care and assistance for at-risk children and their
> families.
> CII assistance includes child and family assessment supported by
> 24-hour emergency residential shelter care, family treatment services,
> therapeutic day care, child health clinic, long-term foster family
> care, and substance abuse treatment and prevention services.
> Make A Wish Foundation fulfills the favorite wish of any child between
> the age of 2 ½ and 18 who has a diagnosed life-threatening illness.
> Camp Ronald McDonald
> Camp for children with cancer.
> More great stats at
> With 750+ Million Records Sold
> Michael Jackson Has Given More Than
> $300+ Million to Charities!
> Please Remember Mr. Jackson for His Good Works...







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