Sources: Examiner - By Victoria Poller | Edited By – All Things Michael
#IMAGINE is a UNICEF initiative uniting millions of people to raise awareness and funds for children’s rights globally.
In collaboration with David Guetta and Yoko Ono, we are bringing the world together to create the largest sing-along ever.
According to Geoff Herbert of syracuse.com, The #IMAGINE project aims to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and bring awareness to UNICEF and its mission. Supporters and participants are encouraged to donate to the organization’s programs for education, health care, clean water and emergency relief for children in more than 150 countries worldwide.
To participate, fans can download the TouchCast app (currently only available via Apple’s App Store). They then record themselves singing “Imagine” along with Lennon and others by tapping the red record button, along with a personal message imagining what a better world for children would be like.
Recordings can also be shared on social media with the hashtags #EVERYVOICECOUNTS and #IMAGINE. Guetta will then mix all the celebrity and individual recordings into a multi-lingual “world” version that will premiere on New Year’s Day in New York City’s Times Square.
Don Jazzy is scheduled to perform with: Idris Elba, Katy Perry, will.i.am, Courteney Cox, Angelique Kidjo and more at The Unicef Imagine Singalong to raise awareness for children’s rights and mark the 25th anniversary of the convention on the rights of the child. The Imagine Project, which also features actor Hugh Jackman and singer Nicole Scherzinger, is being supported by the late Beatles (John Lennon) star’s widow Yoko Ono.
Every voice counts. Especially yours. You’re not the only one. You’re part of an amazing group of like-minded people who believe that every child counts. In the days and weeks ahead, you’ll learn more about how UNICEF, together with caring people like you, is working to create a world fit for children. To find out how to sing along with John and create your own version of Imagine sign up below. We hope you’ll join us.
Sing with John and help UNICEF protect the rights of children.
DOWNLOAD the TouchCast app,
SING #IMAGINE with John Lennon,
SHARE with friends to be a part of the largest sing-along in history. #EVERYVOICECOUNTS
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Michael Jackson – Advocate And Global Ambassador For Children
All Things Michael believes that the mission of the Imagine campaign falls in line with the vision of Michael Jackson, a long time advocate for children’s rights. In 1992, Michael founded the Heal the World Foundation to make the world aware of the rights and needs of all children around the world and also to help improve the world we live in, without violence and free of diseases.
The organization built playgrounds, provided immunizations and funded scores of children’s causes around the world. It helped pay for a Hungarian boy’s lifesaving liver transplant and co-sponsored an airlift of more than 46 tons of relief supplies to war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1992.The organization built playgrounds, provided immunizations and funded scores of children’s causes around the world. It helped pay for a Hungarian boy’s lifesaving liver transplant and co-sponsored an airlift of more than 46 tons of relief supplies to war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1992.
Michael’s Heal L.A. project was established to help aid inner-city children after the Los Angeles riots in 1992. The program was intended not only for LA but for urban cities throughout the United States. Michael aid the program was inspired by President Clinton’s call for the nation to unite in recognition that “we must care for each other.”
In 2000, Michael Jackson launched his global initiative for children, ‘Heal The Kids.’
“Heal the Kids is about making a difference and trying to help adults and parents realize that it is in our power to change the world that our children live in.”
The goal of ‘Heal The Kids’ was to help developing the relationship between parents and children. It educated parents on the importance of giving their children the love, support and devotion that they so badly need, to stop the cycle of neglect and improve the communication within families. It is also devoted to fostering programs that help all children gain the love, attention and quality time they need to prosper and flourish.
As we all know, Michael Jackson was a true humanitarian. He spent his entire life helping children and many others in need. He has visited hundreds of orphanages and hospitals all around the world during tours, to help children, bringing bring them smiles, love, gifts and happiness. His charity work throughout his lifetime has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World records for the ‘Most Charities Supported By A Pop Star.’ He still holds the record to this day.
Michael Jackson’s Children Bills of Rights
“Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. These children are a reminder of the preciousness of all life, especially young lives untouched by hatred, prejudice, and greed. Now when the world is so confused and its problems so complicated, we need our children more than ever. The mission of Heal The World, my mission, is healing, pure and simple. To heal the world, we must start by healing our children. Being with them connects us to the deep wisdom of life. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts. We have to heal our wounded planet. I wrote this song for everyone in our world in an effort to help bring global harmony.”Michael Jackson on ‘Heal The World’.
Let’s us all continue in Michael’s memory to Heal the World, each and everyday. #makethatchange