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Project Angel Food

Donate in honor of George Michael’s Legacy of Giving

On Monday, November 20, 2023, Project Angel Food Dedicated a Star on Our Path of Angels Made Possible by An Outpouring of Support in George’s Name from Around the World.
US$30,827
raised of US$30,000 target
by 1282 supporters
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Project Angel Food invites you to continue the legacy music icon, philanthropist, and Project Angel Food volunteer George Michael for his nearly three decades of support by donating today as we honor him with a Star on our Path of Angels.

When you visit our kitchen at 922 Vine Street in Hollywood, George Michael's Star will greet you at the front door.

In 1993, during the height of the AIDS crisis, George made his first donation to Project Angel Food, the year his partner, Anselmo Feleppa, died of AIDS at the age of 36. The two-time Grammy Award winner had purchased a home in Los Angeles and learned of the important work Project Angel Food was doing; delivering free nutritious meals, comfort, and hope to those ravaged by HIV/AIDS. His gift came at a crucial time as the organization was struggling to meet payroll. George was there to help; quietly delivering a humble brown envelope that was discovered on the doorstep our building. Inside the envelope was a check for $25,000 and a handwritten note which simply read, "Just keep doing what you are doing. Love, George."

George continued to donate $25,000 annually for the remainder of his life, and in death through the George Michael Estate with gifts totaling more than a half-million dollars. He was not only a generous financial supporter, he also donated his time volunteering in the kitchen and gifted a Mercedes for an auction to raise additional funds.

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, in 1998, word got out that George was in our kitchen and the paparazzi and world media descended. While George would have like to have kept his volunteering anonymous (he did so many acts of kindness outside of the public eye), he used the opportunity to hold a press conference and shine the spotlight on our vital work and his commitment to it.

At the 2017 Angel Awards, Project Angel Foods Elizabeth Taylor Leadership Award was presented posthumously to George Michael. At his family's request, a client with HIV accepted on his behalf and Adam Lambert performed “Faith," "One More Try" and "Somebody to Love," bringing down the house.

Since being founded in 1989 by Marianne Williamson, Project Angel Food has served more than 17 million meals to date. Today, more than 2,500 men, women, and children living with critical illnesses are served medically tailored meals prepared in our kitchen and delivered with warmth and compassion by our staff and volunteer drivers.

Please donate today to keep George Michael’s legacy of love, hope, and giving alive. Of his legendary gifts, kindness and commitment to others were his greatest. His legacy lives on, teaching us all, we’ve got to have faith.

About the charity

Project Angel Food cooks & delivers nutritious meals, free of charge, to the homes of men, women & children affected by life-threatening illnesses. Our medically tailored meals help chronically and terminally ill people throughout Los Angeles County who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

Donation summary

Total raised
US$30,826.33
Online donations
US$30,773.32
Offline donations
US$0.00
Direct donations
US$7,108.86
Donations via fundraisers
US$23,717.47

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