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House Music 2300 Jackson St Toy Giveaway featuring MJ House Music Remixes

Story by Valencia “Mother Diva” Dantzler, 

Mother Diva shares with us the history of her toy giveaways in Gary Indiana. . . 

“This is the 4th year we have produced the toy giveaway in Gary Indiana and 3rd year in front of 2300 Jackson St,” said Mother Diva.  

The “we” is Thriller Dance 2300  (Facebook Link), a non profit organization that provides resources for families and children of Gary Indiana to continue Michael Jackson’s legacy of gifting. The event is produced by Mother Diva’s House Social Media Youtube Series. 

Kidz Korna, a non profit organization led by Dr. Delece Williams (Doctor of Divinity,) provides resources for needy families and assist abuse children to a safe house. I met Delece through her husband known as the King of House Music Farley  “Jackmaster” Funk. I provided publicity and promotions for some of Farley’s events back in the mid 2000s. (Facebook link)

Delece and I connected because we both have a passion to help children especially emotionally wounded children. Kidz Korna provides the toys and decorations every year and I’m eternally grateful to Dr. Williams and her husband for their long term support. For more on Farley visit kingofhousemusic.com.

In 2020 we held our first toy drive in Gary Indiana at Family Life Community Center (Facebook Link) on 5th and Massachusetts. The center’s founder Lamont Clemmons, donated his space. We had pizza, chips, juice and water. We had a huge stage with video back drop.  Mr. Clemmons adopted 7 children to keep them together who were all sisters and brothers.

 I made sure all 7 of those beautiful children received plenty of toys. Special rare MJ prizes were given away in MJ trivia game. All the children walked out of that building with a bag full of toys.  Watch a clip of 2020 Toy Drive Here

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Toy Drive pictured- residents received a brand new bike and laptops. This event was sponsored impart by Reginald Smith-President of the Chicago Chapter of the NFL Players Association pictured in white jacket and baseball cap at 2300 Jackson St. Gary Indiana. 
2021  (Click here for Video)

When 2021 came, I had an epiphany. I thought about how sad the Jackson children must have felt on Christmas when they lived on a block with all the other homes decorated and children getting Christmas presents. The Jackson family were strict and devout Jehovah’s witnesses. The religion is excluded from celebrating holidays and birthdays. I especially thought about Michael Jackson. He often told stories about how he would look out the window and cry watching other children at play wishing he could join in. So that the Jackson brothers wouldn’t be too sad, their father Joe Jackson always made sure they were book to perform on Christmas to take their mind off of the gift giving. 

It pained me in my heart and I wanted to do something that would continue not only Michael Jackson’s legacy but all the Jackson siblings that lived at 2300 Jackson St. prior to their move to Los Angeles California. I guess in away I sympathized with the siblings and had a desire  to make it up to their inner child. The Jackson siblings childhood was sacrificed due to not only being child performers but also religious convictions. 

When a generation is sacrificed that means generations to come won’t have to suffer the same fate unless it’s meant to repeat itself. I made a covenant in 2021 that every December I would host a toy giveaway in front of 2300 Jackson St. in memory of The Jackson siblings.  

No child should suffer being without a toy for Christmas and have to be bombarded with other children sharing what they received for Christmas. This causes children severe isolation, insecurity, and depression. 

Some parents have even started giving their children gifts throughout the year so to not to receive a gift on Christmas won’t be such a big blow. 

Most of us are aware that the true birth date of the messiah whose real name is Yahshua was not born on December 25th. In fact it was his cousin, John the Baptist, who was born in December. Yahshua aka Jesus The Christ was born June 6. Tune into Pattern of The Universe to learn more 

My hope is that the Jackson siblings find what I’m doing in front of their childhood home healing for their childhood memories. To see how happy these children and the parents are when they receive quality toys fills my heart with so much joy.  

The families of Gary Indiana depend on us to provide toys and other items. I have received such wonderful feedback. There are past reports that if it had not been for us some of these children would not have been able to have anything for Christmas. We also have items for seniors, adults and all ages. 

See 2022 Toy Drive Here:  

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Toy Drive Mother Diva hosting, residents enjoying hot Chocolate getting free items, Kidz Korna decorations and Teddy Bear at 2300 Jackson St. Gary Indiana. 2022 (Click here for Video)

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Come enjoy some MJ House Music remixes, hot Chocolate with marshmallows, quality pizza and 40th Anniversary Thriller Cake: 

2300 Jackson St  Free Toy Giveway 

Friday December 22, 2023

3pm 

23rd and Jackson-Gary Indiana 

Your children must be present to get toys sign up and line up. We also have household items as well. Early arrival is suggested items given away until run out. 

This year Toy Drive is sponsored in part  by our media sponsor  Panoramanow Get your business promoted and in the top 5 searches on Google for $150.00. 219-464-9237 (mention this article) 

Annie Mae Pound Cakes (Facebook Link) – get your orders in now 

North West Indiana Urban League Young Professionals  (Facebook Link)

Hollywood Harold’s Chicken and Bar  (The Wings are fiyah hotsauce and pepper)

Bill Whitfield (Author),  (Michael Jackson’s  Security Detail) Order his book he co-authored  “Remember the Time,”  protecting Michael Jackson.

More info or to sponsor or donate call Mother Diva 708-314-0291. Email thrillerdance2300@gmail.com;  Cash App $thrillerdance2300;  Zelle is phone number above put in my name Valencia Dantzler. 

Sue

Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.