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Whitney Houston Foundation for ChildrenWhitney Houston Online is a great supporter for Whitney Houston Foundation for Children. WHOL Network stands behind the foundation 100%, and is doing as much as he possibly can to help out the foundation, and hopefully you will too, because "children are our future." Now, let's start by telling you more about the foundation... In 1989, Whitney formed The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children, Inc. This non-profit organization is comprised of a five point program, issuing annual grants in the areas of a risk, health, education, sports and the arts. The foundation grants a $10,000,00 scholarship every year to a deserving minority student to attend New Yorkˇ¦s famed Julliard School of Music.

The foundation has also raised funds for the needs of children around the world. A portion of the proceeds from Whitney's 1994 sold out tour of South African were donated to various children's charities in that country. Proceeds from Whitney's recording of "The Star Spangled Banner" were donated to The American Red Cross for families who were victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. Whitney has hosted numerous events including a 1997 concert televised on HBO from Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. which raised over $300,000.00 for the Children's Defense Fund.

Every holiday season, The Foundation hosts a Christmas party for the homeless children of Newark, New Jersey. This past December, to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the foundation, Whitney assembled an all-star celebrity choir to entertain the children. Friends such as Faith Evans, Naughty By Nature, Luther Vandross, Russell Simmons and Angie Stone joined Whitney and her mother, Cissy Houston, in singing Christmas carols.

Additionally, Whitney has supported many national benefit organizations and worthwhile causes including The United Negro College Fund, the Children's Diabetes Fund, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and several noted AIDS-related organizations, many of which have recognized her efforts with awards. Among the humanitarian awards she has been given are The Frederick D. Patterson Award from the United Negro College Fund, and both the Brass Ring Award and the High Hopes Award from The Children's Diabetes Foundation.

Whitney also performed for the homecoming troops of Desert Storm in 1991. This appeared on HBO: "Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston "

Whitney made a surprise appearance and performed at the Rainforest benefit (organized by Sting) at Carnegie Hall, in 1994.



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