That is when he became actively involved in communicating with these kids.The NAACP is the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People, one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States., in Los Angeles, California, the 14-year old singer and the Jackson 5, dressed as Santas, make their appearance at a Christmas party held at the Pacific Townclub, to visit and offer presents - on behalf of their record company, Motown - to 700 (according to some sources, others reporting a number of 400) underprivileged children.In an article, titled the writer points out that “the first time the J-5 did a benefit at a children’s hospital, Michael came home and cried all night at the memory of all those sick children lying in beds, some not even able to move their hands to clap.A ceremony is held outside their former home at 2300 Jackson Street., the Jackson 5 and The Supremes are the headliners performing a benefit concert, the first annual 'Martin Luther King Jr.Birthday Concert' in Atlanta, Georgia, helping to raise the start-up funds for the "Martin Luther King Jr.Comedians Bill Cosby and Redd Foxx, and music artists Billy Ekstine, Mahalia Jackson, B. King, the Four Tops and the Jackson 5 entertain crowd of 12,000 spectators .Louis himself is too ill to attend, although a vacant chair is left in front in his honor.Here are the others: Michael Jackson’s humanitarian background commences during his early years, when, out of his daily earnings as a Jackson – 5 lead member, he would purchase ice-cream and chewing gum for children in his neighborhood, according to both himself and members of his family.
Berry Gordy, himself a former boxer, serves as the Honorary Chair for the event, and is probably responsible for getting the Jackson Five to perform for the gig., the Jackson 5 return to their home county, Gary, Indiana, to play two benefit concerts for Mayor Richard G.Hatcher’s re-election campaign at Westside High School. He was listed in the 2000 edition of the Guiness Book of World Records for breaking the world record for the "Most Charities Supported by a Pop Star." He had supported 39 charitable organizations either with monetary donations, through sponsorships of their projects or the participation in their activities.: - AIDS Project L. - American Cancer Society - Angel Food - Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles - BMI Foundation - Inc., Brotherhood Crusade - Brotman Burn Center - Camp Ronald Mc Donald - Childhelp U. But it was found that Michael Jackson supported even much more organisations! - Children's Institute International - Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund - Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation - Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) - Dakar Foundation - Dreamstreet Kids - Dreams Come True Charity - Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation - Juvenile Diabetes Foundation - Love Match - Make-A-Wish Foundation - Minority Aids Project - Motown Museum - NAACP - National Rainbow Coalition - Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund - Red Cross - Rotary Club of Australia - Society of Singers Foundation - The Carter Center's Atlanta Project - The Sickle Cell Research Foundation - Transafrica - Unesco - United Negro College Fund (UNCF) - United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope - Volunteers of America - Watts Summer Festival - Wish Granting - YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw.
Center for Social Change" in Atlanta.) in the International Amphitheater of Chicago, the event highlighting, among musical acts, footage of the city’s black population, their churches, schools, slums and playgrounds, and promoting the hope for an improved future, benefiting the children of Chicago, Illinois.
Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 perform at an NAACP fund-raising dinner at Hollywood, Palladium, California, at the 6th annual Black Image Awards.