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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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")
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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."
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
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
Brothman Burn Center
Camp Ronald McDonald
Children's Institute International
Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus
Dreams Come True Charity
Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
Heal The World Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Make A Wish Foundation
Minority Aids Project
National Rainbow Coalition
Rotary Club of Australia
Society of Singers
The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
United Negro College Fund
United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
Volunteers of America
Watts Summer Festival
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.
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
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.