A new U.S. Children's Relief Initiative announced in Los Angeles: "Heal
LA", in collaboration with Cities In Schools, Big Brothers/Big Sisters,
the BEST Foundation, Watts Health Foundation, and the Partnership for a
Drug Free America, will help solve the problems facing inner-city
youth by providing drug-abuse and AIDS prevention education, mentoring,
and immunization campaigns.
HTW Donated $1.25 million plus proceeds from Michael Jackson's half-time performance at Super Bowl XXVII to Heal LA
February and March -- In association with Sega, HTW launched an initiative to distribute
more than $108,000 worth of computer games and equipment to Children's
hospitals, Children's homes, and Children's charities throughout the U.K.
March -- Immunization/Children's Health Initiative announced by
HTW foundation and Former President Jimmy Carter and The Atlanta
March -- Urban anti-drug media campaign launched by the
Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the Partnership for a Drug-free
California and The BEST Foundation in Los Angeles with support from HTW
Foundation and Heal L.A.
April -- Michael Jackson makes unannounced tour of three Heal L.A.
Project sites in South Central Los Angeles participating in discussions
with children and service providers.
May -- Michael Jackson visits Atlanta. Heal the World,
Former President Jimmy Carter's Atlanta Project Immunization/Children's
Health Initiative, the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Ronald McDonald
Children's Charities, Gladys Knight, and TLC provide for the immunization of 17,000 children in 5 days in Atlanta, Georgia.
June -- Michael Jackson hosts one hundred children at his ranch from the Challengers Boys and Girls Club in Los Angeles.
June -- Michael Jackson attends a rally in Los Angeles to launch a new DARE program, called DAREPLUS (Drug Abuse Resistance Education - Play and Learn Under Supervision)
July -- Mallory Cyr, an eight-year-old girl from Sabattus, Maine who
suffers from a rare intestinal disease, receives a letter and generous
check from Michael Jackson. The letter was a result of a
letter-writing campaign organized by school children. Jackson's letter
read, "I am sending you all my loving and caring, Mallory, along with
the enclosed gift, which I hope will help nourish you and keep you
strong." Mallory's intestinal condition made it nearly impossible for
her to eat and she was being fed intravenously. [Source: Peoria Journal
August -- Heal the World with Pepsi-Cola Thailand, donated $40,000 to Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's charity, the Rural School Children and Youth Development Fund, to support school lunch programs in rural villages in Thailand.
Fall -- It is announced that the proceeds of concerts to be
held in New Delhi, India would be directed to the Ghandi Foundation for
Children. Pepsi guaranteed $160,000 from the two shows.
Fall -- In Tel Aviv, Israel on a tour stop, Michael Jackson visits a children's hospital, distributing toys and talking with the children.
September -- While in Japan, Michael Jackson visited a school
at a US naval base. A terminally ill Dutch boy, 15-year-old Martijn
Hendricsen and his two brothers are flown to Japan in response to a
request by the Make A Wish Foundation. Martijn, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, wanted to meet his idol, Michael Jackson.
October -- Heal the World with Pepsi-Cola International
donated new ambulances to the Moscow's Contacts One Independent Living
Center for Children in Moscow, Russia and the Hospital de Ninos Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
October -- HTW grants totaling $100,000 are distributed to The
Children's Defense Fund, The Children's Diabetes Foundation, The
Atlanta Project, and the Boys and Girl Clubs of Newark, New Jersey to
further the provision of health services to children.
October -- Michael Jackson pays for five thousand under privileged children to visit El Nuevo Reino Aventura amusement park in Mexico City, Mexico. [Numerous sources]
October -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- Michael Jackson donates thousands of tickets to his concert to disadvantaged children. And in Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Michael Jackson donates thousands of tickets to his October 6 concert to ill, needy and disadvantaged children.
December -- Heal the World with the Gorbachev Foundation, USA airlifted 60,000 doses of children's vaccines to Tblisi, in the Republic of Georgia.
December -- Heal the World in association with the U.K. Operation Christmas Child, sends to children in Bosnia over 100,000 "shoebox gifts" of toys, small gifts, and letters donated by children in the U.K.
Edited by mj_applehead - 09 March 2011 at 3:28am