OUR UPDATED CHARITABLE OBJECTS
Ever since I started the MJFFC charity and its main “Michael Jackson Monthly Giving” Project, I wanted to cover the key areas close to Michael Jackson’s heart, and it pretty much went without saying, that they were Animals, Children and the Environment, which we called A.C.E.
However over recent years I have looked at these three areas in more detail and came to the conclusion, that they did not go far enough to cover the areas we wanted to help as an MJ inspired charity. We know deep down Michael cared about many things.
Keeping the Michael theme I remembered a lyric from Michael’s short film, Black or White. A portion of the short film goes as follows:
For gangs, clubs, and nations
Causing grief in human relations
It’s a turf war on a global scale
I’d rather hear both sides of the tale
See, it’s not about races
Where your blood comes from
Is were your space is
I’ve seen the bright get duller
I’m not going to spend my life being a color”
One word has stuck out to me for months and was remarkably similar to the abbreviation of our current charitable objects ACE, and that word was “FACES”.
I started to think what the other additional letters “F” and “S” could cover if we were to update ACE. I had many ideas, some of which were along the lines of Freedom and Sympathy etc. However they did not fit in with the charitable guidance when deciding upon charitable objects, they appeared to be too specific.
WHAT ABOUT “F”?
One day I recalled an acceptance speech Michael made at the 1993 Grammy Awards, where he picked up the Grammy Legend Award, Michael said:
“I realise that many of our worlds problems today, from the inner city crime to large scale wars and terrorism, and our over crowed prisons, are a result of the fact that children have had their childhood stolen from them.”
This, along with the obvious fact that Michael had such a huge family. It was fitting therefore that the charitable object for the letter “F” should be “Family”.
WHAT ABOUT “S”?
For “S” I went back to Michael’s roots and also to an area close to my own heart. Science & Art. Science has been a favourite topic of mine and covers many things such as the advancement of scientific research projects. This obviously includes the advancement of new technology, that can result in us being able to improve the lives of many people through the development and research of new technology. Then there is the real no-brainer… ART. Michael was an artist himself in so many ways. The art area covers charities that promote, or encourage high standards of the arts of drama, ballet, music, singing, literature, sculpture, painting, cinema, mime, etc. When I read that, so many of those words jump out at me. Music, the obvious one. Singing, another obvious one. Literature, Michael has written books, and also many, many amazing poems, which I urge any MJ fan to seek out and read. Then there was cinema. Michael LOVED films, because of his popularity he couldn’t simply go to a local cinema and watch the latest flick. So he re-created a cinema at his Neverland Ranch. He also starred in a few movies himself and there was talk that before his death, he was interesting in doing more movie work, or even directing movies himself. We all know this would have been amazing if it had come to fruition.
So there it is, I hope you enjoy our updates. I am continuously poking and prodding at the charity and its project to try and push it to new levels all the time and to make it the most tidy and easiest way to give money to charity in tribute to Michael Jackson. I know with hundreds of £1 monthly donors on board it can be a massive force for Michael’s ongoing legacy.
To view more, visit our F.A.C.E.S page here.
Thank you for reading! Speak soon everyone! LOVE.