On 7 December 2016, MJL launched a short, sweet Christmas initiative to help bring toys to the most deprived children in Michael Jackson’s birthplace of Gary, Indiana.
We joined together with Rudy Clay Jr. in order to help make this possible. Mr. Clay is the son of Gary’s late Mayor Rudy Clay. A friend of the Jackson family for several years, Mayor Rudy Clay was a man with a big heart who for 14 years conducted a toy drive for children who would otherwise have no gifts at Christmas time and we were proud to join Rudy Clay Jr. in carrying on this tradition, and in doing so, helping these dear children by giving them a little bit of Christmas joy.
In just two weeks, donors from around the world had collected an incredible $4,000 USD for toys and bikes, all of which were given to some very happy children on 26th December 2016, proving that Santa didn’t forget them.