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Thread started 06/15/08 5:47pm

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Does prince do any charity work??

Does anyone know if prince does any charity work? because most musicians who get as big and as privileged as prince like to give back to the community. Whether its do concerts for charity or rasing funds in what ever way they can or even having there own charitys. People like Elton John Paul mcartney Sting and many many more are well known for their efforts, but maybe its just the way prince is reported about in the British press but I cant remember reading anything about him to do with charity. Apart from the time when he didnt sing on the we are the world single but sent a song instead. There must be more than that surely????
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Reply #1 posted 06/15/08 6:39pm

ReginaCarman

i read of Charitiable Organizations he himself founded, so Yes smile
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Reply #2 posted 06/15/08 6:42pm

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There have been several posts, that talked about Prince helping Minneapolis, as well as contributing wherever He can. Thanks Prince. That's very kind.
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Reply #3 posted 06/16/08 7:58am

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Has anybody got any actual examples it would be nice to see some. I mean 92 views and not a single example.
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Reply #4 posted 06/16/08 8:26am

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He started his own charity Love4Oneanother around the tiem of Emancipation (1997?). He held food drives at his gigs for underprivileged urban families, particularly single mothers. At the 2000 Celly they had leaflets advertising all kinds of self-help classes as well as progressive stuff like how to start an urban roof garden to grow veggies.

I started a thread here a couple of years ago to ask whatever happened to it - some people claimed it was still listed and active but there wasn't much evidence.

He also did some stuff post-Katrina.

I suspect, tho, that all his current charity work is JW-focussed (there was even suggestion that the Katrina contributions were for rebuilding JW halls)...
"We've never been able to pull off a funk number"

"That's becuase we're soulless auttomatons"
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Reply #5 posted 06/16/08 8:31am

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the august 3rd concert where the original version of purple rain was per4med was 4 the minnesota dance community

he's done several gigs 4 the mayor of mpls

the palladium shows in 94 were 4 the arthur rich dance hall company

he's giving 2 the marva collins foundation in chicago

and a host of other events
man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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Reply #6 posted 06/16/08 10:32am

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Thanks for the examples before you posted prince was coming across as one selfish MF. lol
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Reply #7 posted 06/16/08 10:38am

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Talking of disadvantaged kids. I think it would great if prince would open the Prince acadamy of music in mineapolis for disadvantaged kids. Prince could be the headmaster and the timetable could be funk in the morning rock in the afternoon and soul in the evening. Also if you played too many wrong notes you would have to sit detention with prince. I would definitely enroll. lol lol lol
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Reply #8 posted 06/16/08 10:41am

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yes, he delivers food for meals on wheels.
He wears those rollerkates from the GettOff/gangster glam video
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Reply #9 posted 06/16/08 10:42am

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rolling said:

Has anybody got any actual examples it would be nice to see some. I mean 92 views and not a single example.


I've got a copy of all of his annual tax returns in my Prince scrapbook somewhere.

As soon as I dig 'em up, I'll list all the charitable contributions for each year. nod
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Reply #10 posted 06/16/08 12:20pm

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many many many.
yes SIR!
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Reply #11 posted 06/16/08 12:58pm

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There is a town called "Princeville" that was having deep troubles a couple years back. Prince was generous enough to help this southern town out by making a donation of $37,000. Also, don't forget about the children that he is helping in Vietnam. I believe that he supported the building of a school. Prince believes in giving,but he is so cool about it. He doesn't blow it up like some others celebrities.....and that is the way you're suppose to do it. No one really needs to know about your contributions, Prince doesn't try to get attention for his giving. Oh yeah, don't forget the concert he performed for Chick Huntsberry (his bodyguard). I know that it helped his wife, Linda. cool cool
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Reply #12 posted 06/16/08 1:11pm

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I remember him doing a benefit after concert show in San Francisco, but I don't remember what it was for. It was one of those small venue things. It was in the paper the day before, but the tickets went on sale the night of the show. I was at the concert when the tickets for the after show went on sale. By the time I got to the after show the tickets were long gone. I was so sad walking back to my car. I walk about 3 blocks up the street by a vacant lot and quess who had a tour bus parked and wating for thr show to start? I had to control myself to keep from banging on that door!
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Reply #13 posted 06/16/08 1:24pm

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rolling said:

Talking of disadvantaged kids. I think it would great if prince would open the Prince acadamy of music in mineapolis for disadvantaged kids. Prince could be the headmaster and the timetable could be funk in the morning rock in the afternoon and soul in the evening. Also if you played too many wrong notes you would have to sit detention with prince. I would definitely enroll. lol lol lol
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Actually I read that TC Ellis went on to do something like that...
"We've never been able to pull off a funk number"

"That's becuase we're soulless auttomatons"
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Reply #14 posted 06/16/08 1:27pm

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During the Musicology era, Prince performed at Tigerjam, which is a charity concert that Tiger Woods puts on every year. Here's a picture of Prince and Tiger together.

JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #15 posted 06/16/08 1:34pm

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Only if it can make HIM some money!!!
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Reply #16 posted 06/16/08 1:47pm

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wags said:

Only if it can make HIM some money!!!


shake WRONG. That is NOT true pissed Prince chooses not to publicize his gifts. His generosity has aided and helped many people and communities rose
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Reply #17 posted 06/16/08 2:57pm

xplnyrslf

Yeah. They're called ex-wives..... lol
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Reply #18 posted 06/16/08 3:08pm

Dayclear

Yes, and there is a website of his charitable works. I've gotta find it again. confused
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Reply #19 posted 06/16/08 5:32pm

metallicjigolo

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many many....no need 2 list them.
the real ? is...what have u done 4 charities lately?!!? wink
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Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #20 posted 06/16/08 5:49pm

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He bailed Mr Clinton out of a tax/irs bind he was in. Helped Mr. Lee w/ money to help make a movie about Mr. X. Not charitable per se, but nice none the less.







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