You can’t see him, but he’s there. That is to say, I hope he knows about this and and can see the incredible photo below of Principal Kenneth Urbina and the kids in front of Michael Jackson Auditorium at Gardner St. Elementary School. He would absolutely love this photo! The kind and wonderful Mr. Urbina sent it to the campaign today.
Principal Urbina also left a very kind comment on the Uncover MJ’s Name Campaign’s Facebook page. Mr. Urbina said:
Thank all of you so much for all your PROFESSIONAL dedication in making this happen. You were fortunate to have such a logical and persistant leader here in LA as Jennifer to work with me and guide the process on your end. We have sent her a video of the removal of the boxes from Michael’s name which she will post, thanks to Christina and Michael Bulbenko, two phenomal parents of former “Gardnerville” students. We are all working with the executive producer of the Jackson family events in planning an official media event to rededicate the auditorium in December. Stay tuned for updates and SPECIAL thanks to all who are sending donations to my school. You can be assured that every donation will go towards the effort to support our arts and music programs in Michael’s name.
– Principal Kenneth Urbina, Gardner St. School Principal
We can’t WAIT to see that video and the re-dedication in December! Something else very worth mentioning, and which Mr. Urbina alluded to in his comment above is that the campaign has organized a plan for MJ’s fan-mily to donate funds and/or supplies to the Gardner School and other needy schools in LAUSD. They are sorely in need of copy paper, pencils, and notebooks to write in – yes, just basic supplies! Sadly, the schools in LAUSD are struggling right now like many across the nation and we want to help. Michael would want that too, I believe. He’d want to help the kids. Details are on their Facebook page here, and I’ve also provided them below. The campaign is also donating remaining funds they collected for the campaign to Make a Wish Foundation (one of Michael’s favorite charities) and to an international charity for either Afghanistan or Haiti relief.
If you want to donate to the school, the paypal address that has been set up for donations is: [email protected].
Send supplies to:
Gardner St. Elementary School
7450 Hawthorn Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90046
School needs – #2 pencils, copy paper, and notebooks
Send checks to:
*same school address*
Name on cheque: Principal Kenneth Urbina
NOTE: All proceeds will go towards the purchase of school supplies for Gardner St. School and other LAUSD schools in need, as well as funding for arts and music programs at Gardner St. School (portion of the donations).
“I’m gonna make a change, it’s gonna feel real good“
Here’s a heartwarming video of Michael unveiling his name on the auditorium. You can clearly hear him say “This is the happiest day of my life“…
I hope Michael is smiling again now, wherever he is.