Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by nightstalker78
There aren't starving kids like there are in Africa. We give free meals to elementary schools. Also, there is WIC and food stamp programs in the USA.
We also have CPS, etc.etc.edit on 13-2-2012 by RealSpoke because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by RealSpoke
The media isn't a valid representation of reality.
Originally posted by ofhumandescent
One billion people are now starving
The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children: Formed in 1989, the WHFC aids sick and homeless children, and works toward the prevention of child abuse, teaches children to read, and has built inner city parks and playgrounds. In past years, the foundation also has hosted a Christmas party for homeless children.
The United Negro College Fund is a favorite Whitney Houston charity. She raised a quarter of a million dollars for the UNCF at a 1988 Madison Square Garden concert, appeared on at least two "Lou Rawls Parade of Stars" telethons to benefit the UNCF, and has been honored by the organization for her consistent giving with the Frederick D. Patterson Award. One of Whitney Houston's first gigs was a benefit concert for the UNCF in which she sang "Tomorrow" from the musical "Annie."
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: Whitney Houston regularly attends their "Carousel of Hope" charity gala and was honored for her giving in 1996 with the Brass Ring Award.
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital: Founded by the late actor Danny Thomas, this hospital helps critically-ill children without asking for money from their parents or guardians. It is subsidized completely by charitable giving. Whitney Houston has given so much to the hospital over the years that the founder's daughter, Marlo Thomas, honored her at a charity banquet in 1994.
South Africa: The announcement that Whitney Houston would participate in the 1988 Freedom Fest concert event (for a then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela) drew other artists and much media attention. In 1994, Whitney also toured in South Africa, giving concert proceeds to numerous children's charities including two children's museums, the President's Trust Fund (for the freed Nelson Mandela), the Kagiso Foundation and several orphanages. In the 1980s, when Whitney was an up-and-coming fashion model, she also refused to work for any company that did business in then-Apartheid South Africa.
American Red Cross: Whitney Houston donated all of her proceeds from the single and home video sales of her Superbowl XXV rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" to benefit Gulf War troops and their families. Whitney's record company followed suit. Whitney was elected a member of the American Red Cross Board of Directors in 1991.
New York Firefighters and Police: Whitney Houston re-released "The Star Spangled Banner" charity single to benefit the New York Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Fraternal Order of Police Fund following terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. She waived her royalty rights to the single, which went on to top the U.S. sales charts in October 2001 and raised more than $1 million.
The Children's Defense Fund: All of Whitney Houston's proceeds from her two "Classic Whitney" concerts in Washington, D.C., totaling a quarter of a million dollars, were donated to this charity.
The National Birth Defects Center: The Boston area center named its Hearing & Language Disorder Clinic after Whitney due to her giving.
UMDNJ University Hospital: The Newark, N.J.-based hospital named its Pediatric Special Care Unit after Whitney Houston due to her giving.
Hale House: Whitney Houston donated enough to this Harlem-based charity that they were able to build a Learning & Recreation Center.
Rainbow House: Whitney Houston has provided financial assistance to this shelter for adolescent mothers and for children with HIV and AIDS.
Russian Aid Fund: In February 2004, Whitney donated 1 million rubles to the Aid Fund for victims of a bomb attack in the Moscow subway. The funds were raised by her performances in Moscow.
T.J. Martell Foundation: Whitney Houston has supported this foundation, which funds research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.
Harlem Boys Choir, New Jersey State PBA, and The Youth of Atlantic City: Whitney donated proceeds from her only 1990 U.S. concert appearances to these three charities.
Debt Relief: Whitney supported a cyber petition by international debt relief campaign Jubilee 2000 to persuade world leaders to erase debt owed by 40 of the world's poorest nations.
Wyclef Jean Foundation: Whitney Houston participated in a Carnegie Hall benefit that earned about $250,000 for this foundation in January 1991.
Welcome Home Heroes: Whitney's Easter Sunday 1991 concert in Norfolk, Va., was free for returning Gulf War veterans and their families. HBO, which televised the event live, encouraged cable systems to descramble their signal so everyone could enjoy the show for free.
read 14 more examples of charity by Whitney Houson here: www.whitney-fan.com...
Originally posted by shushu
reply to post by Glargod
Oh puh-lease... look at the OP for crying out loud. Who's that girl on the left??? You used Whitney's passing as an excuse to initiate your political gripe-fest in behalf of starving children... and now your claiming this thread isn't about Whitney Houston.edit on 13-2-2012 by shushu because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Glargod
perhaps you can re-read the thread in its entirety and let seep in the applicable posts that say "misplaced emotions/feelings".
Originally posted by Glargod
reply to post by ILikeStars
The Thread is NOT about Whitney Houston.
If this is what you interpreted from the photograph presented in the opening post, it is incorrect.
I started the thread to open people's eyes about misplaced emotions. people weep for a woman who made over 200 Millions in her career. that is 200,000,000.00 say you take 50k for living expenses and feed people with the rest, how many could be helped?
Originally posted by openyourmind1262
As I have read through this entire thread. It has occured to me that most want to help the folks like the ones in the pics. But most do not have the means, they have the desire, not the means. Ms. Houston had the means.
I see she gave to some charities, hand picked charities that have tax exempt status attached to them. Just as so many other "stars". What gets me is the stars get on t.v. and ask US to spend our hard earned paycheck helping those like in the photos. Who has the more to give, the "stars" or us normal 40 to 50 thousand a year folks?
The best way to help those folks like in your pics, is birth control. Plain & simple. I know I'll get flamed, but the truth is the truth. If you can't feed a child. don't have the child. If you have one you can't feed, do not have another & another. Ms. Houston wasted her life, in all respects, who cares she died?