Michael Jackson founded the Heal the World foundation in 1992, naming it after his hit song, "Heal the World." The purpose of the charity was to provide medicine to children and fight world hunger, homelessness, child exploitation, and abuse. Jackson stated that he wanted "to improve the conditions for children throughout the world."
Prior to the creation of the Heal the World Foundation, Jackson had expressed great interest in humanitarianism, equality, and world peace. Songs such as "Can You Feel It," "We Are the World," and "Man in the Mirror" convey this. Jackson also donated millions of dollars to charity, including his $5 million share from the Victory Tour.
Shortly afterward, Jackson was invited to the White House to receive an award presented by President Ronald Reagan. The award was given for Jackson's support of charities that helped people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.
In 1985, Jackson co-wrote the charity single "We Are the World" with Lionel Richie; which was released worldwide to aid the poor in Africa and in the US. He was one of 39 music celebrities who performed on the record. The single became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with nearly 20 million copies sold and millions of dollars donated to famine relief. It was also the first time Jackson was recognized for his humanitarian efforts.
Inspired by Michael Jackson's mission, the Heal the Earth Through the Arts Foundation was created in 2017. They picked up where Michael Jackson left off. The foundation raised money for various causes by throwing mini concerts in the Miami area.Mission: Helping the Homeless Community in Miami.
From 2017-2019, the foundation worked with local organizations to throw small concerts and shows with the Miami Blues Band. These events raised money to feed the homeless, contribute to community activities and educational programs, and increased awareness to help women and children come out of domestic violence and homelessness. Heal the Earth worked with Miami Rescue Mission a lot during this time but also with Girlfriends 4 Girlfriends and CoverGirls. They also spent some time on fundraising for the blind in the Southern Florida area as well.Mission: Rx for Cuba.
As of 2021, the foundation began their "Rx for Cuba" tour. Currently, Cuba has a lack of medicine, including basic ones, available to their people. Our mission is to raise more capital to purchase medicine in bulk and deliver it to Cuba. We are personally bringing the medicine there by hand to ensure the medicine goes to the right individuals who will help the Cuban people in need. So far, the organization has made two successful trips to Cuba. There is a scheduled trip for the fall so far and it will hopefully be as successful as the previous trips.Mission: Fundraising for Afghan Woman.
Heal the Earth is now fundraising to support the Afghan woman who are looking for a promising future. Our donations will be made to Women for Afghan Woman. This organization focus on empowering Afghan woman in Afghanistan and New York who have been deprived of civil rights, education, and growth opportunities. Like them, we are making a lot of effort trying to improve this situation and we hope you can join us in our effort!