It's good to make fun of ourselves, and to never take yourself too seriously, and we feel that's exactly how Michael Jackson saw it. We make jokes at other people's expense all in good fun. The truth is Michael Jackson did a lot to help people all over the world. The Millennium-Issue of the “Guinness Book Of Records” names Michael as the “Pop Star who supports the most charity organizations”. So, it's easy to sit back and spread rumors about someone you don't personally know, but consider this. What have you done? Are you better than Michael Jackson?
The Millennium-Issue of the “Guinness Book Of Records” names Michael as the “Pop Star who supports the most charity organizations”, according to JacksonAction.com, which has an extensive time line of Jackson’s charity work.
In 1984, Jackson equipped a 19-bed-unit at Mount Senai New York Medical Center. This center is part of the T.J. Martell-Foundation for leukemia and cancer research. Later in the year, he visited the Brotman Memorial Hospital, where he had been treated when he was burned very badly during the producing of a Pepsi commercial. He donated all the money he received from Pepsi, $1.5 million, to the Michael Jackson Burn Center for Children.
In 1986, he set up the “Michael Jackson United Negro College Fund Endowed Scholarship Fund”. This $1.5 million fund gives money to students that are majoring in performance art and communications.
He donated the proceeds from the sales of "The Man In The Mirror" to Camp Ronald McDonald, which is a camp for children who suffer from cancer.
He donated tickets to shows in is 1989 Bad Tour to underprivileged children. The proceeds from one of his shows in Los Angeles were donated to Childhelp USA, the biggest charity-organization against child-abuse. Childhelp of Southern California then established the “Michael Jackson International Institute for Research On Child Abuse”.
In 1992, he established the Heal The World Foundation, whose work has included airlifting 6 tons of supplies to Sarajevo, instituting drug and alcohol abuse education and donating millions of dollars to less fortunate children.
Charities that Michael Jackson donated to:
1. AIDS Project L.A.
2. American Cancer Society
3. Angel Food
4. Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
5. BMI Foundation, Inc.
6. Brotherhood Crusade
7. Brothman Burn Center
8. Camp Ronald McDonald
9. Childhelp U.S.A.
10. Children's Institute International
11. Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
12. Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
13. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
14. Dakar Foundation
15. Dreamstreet Kids
16. Dreams Come True Charity
17. Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
18. Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
19. Love Match
20. Make-A-Wish Foundation
21. Minority Aids Project
22. Motown Museum
24. National Rainbow Coalition
25. Rotary Club of Australia
26. Society of Singers
27. Starlight Foundation
28. The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
29. The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
31. United Negro College Fund
32. United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
33. Volunteers of America
34. Watts Summer Festival
35. Wish Granting
36. YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw