Michael humanitarian

In the year 2000, Michael was named by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the pop star who donated the most money to charity.

The charitable act that the majority of folks probably remember Michael Jackson for is his involvement in the celebrity-filled production of the 1985 song “We Are the World.” Jackson co-wrote the song with Lionel Richie, and it eventually produced $63 million to help African people suffering through a horrid famine. But Jackson’s contributions to society go way beyond “We Are the World.”

Michael donated millions of dollars Jackson from his music sales, touring and advertising revenue. Everyone remembers when Jackson suffered burns in a horrible accident during the filming of the now famous Pepsi commercial in 1984. What many people forget is that Jackson donated all the money he earned from Pepsi, $1.5 million, to set-up the Michael Jackson Burn Center for Children at the Brotman Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for his burns.

Jackson also donated all the proceeds from his single, “Man in the Mirror” to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a camp for children with cancer. Then, in 1992, Jackson led another world tour to raise funds for his “Heal the World Foundation.” Over the years, the Foundation supported causes including the fight against AIDS, Juvenile Diabetes, the Los Angeles riots, war-stricken children, and victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Throughout his life, Michael gave willingly of his time, talents, and money to help people from all walks of life. Jackson has been a huge supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs, the United Negro College Fund, various AIDS organizations, the American Cancer Society, and more. Most of all, Jackson gave to children – abused children, sick children, needy children. He gave and gave, more than $300 million in his lifetime.

Michael made arrangements to yet again donate part of the proceeds of his upcoming tour “This Is It”  to charity. Though he did not get the chance to continue helping people while he was alive, he did setting aside 20% of his assets to charity.

He gave and gave, more than $300 million in his lifetime. Michael made arrangements to yet again donate part of the proceeds of his upcoming tour “This Is It”  to charity. Though he did not get the chance to continue helping people while he was alive, he did setting aside 20% of his assets to charity.

Besides his talent as a musician and entertainer, it’s his humanitarian efforts. the fact that he really wanted to bring joy and happiness to sick and disabled children. […] Michael has always used that fame to give to others. He worked with lots of charities to help sick children and their families. He worked very hard every day yet during the Thriller period, through the Victory Tour and even after, he’d go and visit children’s hospitals, do appearances for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, local hospices when he was off, much of the time it went unnoticed by the media. That was Michael’s decision, these were private moments dedicated to help. Lots of artists today don’t do that, you don’t see them as concerned as Michael was.”

Journalist Frédéric Taddeï



To know the great work done by Michael visit: http://www.jacksonaction.com/?page=charity.htm


What more can I say about the man who loved everyone and helped many??

Thank you Michael for everything you taught us, and has taught.

Its All For L.O.V.E

Wendy and Soldiers of LOVE


~ by soldiersoflove on September 25, 2010.

One Response to “Michael humanitarian”

  1. To you, Love in person, sweet and gentle who have given so much love, Angel of my life, I dedicated every day of my life..

    ..thinking of you happy and peaceful with the love that you deserve for the rest of your life and beyond..

    ..with the knowledge that you’ll be always in my heart and I will be always by your side! I’m your soldier..Soldier of LOVE !

    Michael, I Love You, indeed!

    Laura

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