The actions of some of the charity groups who donate in Michael's honor never cease to amaze me. Like Dresses From Neverland, the group One Rose For Michael Jackson is among the groups who I truly feel capture Michael Jackson's belief that we must help the children of the world who are in need. The group's last charity project was donations of thousands of roses to commemorate the second anniversary of Michael's death at Forest Lawn (shown above). Their next project targets children who need vaccinations.
To celebrate what would have been his 53rd birthday, the group has decided organize a fundraiser to donate money to UNICEF in Michael Jackson's honor. Only $2 USD vaccinates a child against tetanus, measles and polio. TWO DOLLARS. Two dollars can actually save the life of a child.
The administrator of the group writes, "I know that many are tagged to start the project for Michael's birthday, and that is why I write this now. In less than two months Michael turns 53, and to honor him this year, we have together decided to help the children. Together we will ensure that as many children as possible in the countries that need our help, will be vaccinated against tetanus, measles and polio. These are vaccines that are vital in these parts of the world, and it is heartbreaking that there's not enough money to give all children a life free from these terrible, often fatal, diseases. If we can help we will do it, and we will do it now.
For 2 USD, you can vaccinate a child against all three diseases. 2 small dollars. I never thought about how little it cost to help. It takes really not much at all. There's probably not a single day of the week when I don't spend 2 dollars on something unnecessary. When I think of how many children my wasted money could save, I want to give everything I have. $10, that's what a meal at McDonalds costs. It is less than a movie ticket costs. And it can save the lives of five innocent children. No, now it's time we do something. Now it's time that we take up where Michael left and continue to fight for every kid. One by one, everyone."
As of today, July 11th, the group has already received enough donations to vaccinate 1300 children. Their goal is to vaccinate 5000 children in Michael Jackson's name. This is an incredible program that not only honors Michael, but saves the lives of children in need. Please consider donating to this worthy cause!
From their Facebook page:
Please make donations via Paypal using email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ If you want your name added to the donor list you MUST mention this when making your donation. To add your name to the list enter your message in the Paypal message area when donating or you will be considered anonymous.
~ You may also send a message to Katherine or Michael, or just add a short message in general if you like. The messages will be printed out and sent to Katherine Jackson by Sofie Strandberg, the originator of One Rose for Michael. Please note only messages from actual donors will be sent.
You can contact them with any questions at their Facebook (link above) or on Twitter @OneRose4MJ.
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way affiliated with the group One Rose For Michael Jackson. However, it is my belief that this project truly honors the essence and core of Michael, in that we MUST help the children of the world in need in order for the future. I strongly support this group's efforts and commend them for making the world a better place, in Michael Jackson's honor and name.
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