To commemorate Michael's birthday on August 29th, fans from all around the world are making a donation to a charity in honour of Michael. Fans nominate their favourite charities and of these, three finalists will be chosen. Everyone then takes a vote and donate to the charity with the most votes. Click on Previous Posts on the right to see what we have done in past years.

9 September 2012

Thank you!

Here is the card that Cuore sent to Michael’s family. Thank you, MJ fans, for carrying on Michael’s legacy of love!

We hope that you will continue to support this charity long after Michael’s birthday. Personally, I love this charity the best among all the ones that we’ve done. It is so rare to find a charity where 100% of your money goes to the recipients. Morena and all the people who give their time and energy to work there are true inspirations!

For those who just came in, we hope that you will consider donating too. Remember to put “In Memory of MJ” in the remarks line, so they will know it is from Michael’s fans. (Detailed instructions below.)

Please bookmark Cuore d’Africa's website or join them on their Facebook page.

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And the winner of the T-shirt is....

Cuore has randomly picked someone to be the winner of this T-shirt from Blingtastic, but she has generously asked not to receive the T-shirt, and for the total to be donated to charity instead. She also asked to remain anonymous and would only give her name as L.O.V.E.

So thank you, L.O.V.E., whoever you are—$30 more has been donated in the name of love! :)  And that brings our final total to €557.72 ($740.08). smile

2 September 2012

Here is the student you sponsored

This is Catherine Mueni Musau. She was born on July 23, 1991 in Mbusyani, Kenya. She is the eighth child in a family of nine children. She studies at home by herself because she cannot afford to pay school fees and she has never had a sponsor. She finds occasional jobs in order to pay for the exam fees and she takes care of her old mother. Unfortunately, her brothers and sisters have gone away from home because of the difficult situation they had to face, so Catherine is alone with her old mother and she is her only help and support. Despite all these difficulties, she is one of the best students in her course.

Thanks to Michael Jackson Birthday Charity and all the fans who donated to Cuore d’Africa Onlus [Heart of Africa Charity], Catherine can attend school for this year! She attends the fourth and final year of secondary school, and she has finally realized her dream to complete her education.


P.S.—It is just a coincidence that Cuore d’Africa chose a girl named like Michael’s mother! Pamela, Cuore’s secretary, has chosen the most needy child who had no sponsor and tonight I told her Michael’s mother’s name is also Katherine!! She is very happy about this!!!  ~ Morena/Cuore d’Africa


Addition, Sept 3, 2012:

I copy here the message that Father Charles wrote. He is our contact in Kenya. He founded the Community of Hope, a Kenyan organization, which then turned into Heart of Children Foundation, that works with Cuore to assist their children in Machakos.

Father Charles wrote: “We visited the home of Catherine with Pamela and Fabio during their last visit to Kenya. She didn’t even have a bed to sleep on! We really appreciate the assistance given through Cuore d’Africa from all the fans of Michael Jackson. God bless you all. Many girls in Kenya get married prematurely when the situation is so difficult for them, but we thank God that Catherine has been determined to stay with her old grandmother despite all the challenges.” ~Morena/Cuore d’Africa

Thank you!

I would like to thank everybody who donated to Cuore d’Africa Onlus [Heart of Africa Charity] for this year’s Michael Jackson Birthday Charity event. We have raised €557.72 ($740.08). This money will be used to sponsor a boy or a girl in secondary school for this year. Cuore d’Africa supports 106 children in sponsorship, but some of them have not found a sponsor yet. Their school fees are a cost for this organization, in the sense that we have to postpone other projects in order to allow all the children to have an education that will lead them to live a better life.

Over the next days, we will post the Thank you card Cuore d’Africa is going to send to Michael’s family and the biography of the chosen child. Your donations have surely made a difference in a child’s life! This is the best way to celebrate Michael’s birthday, by doing what he has always taught all his life long! Thank you everybody! ~Morena/Cuore d’Africa

We would like to thank from the bottom of our heart all of you who have taken part in this event! We have found many new friends who decided to support our projects in memory of Michael Jackson and in accordance with his teachings. We accept with great pleasure your generous contributions! Your love honors the man you have celebrated on his birthday. Thank you all!  ~Pamela/Cuore d’Africa