About one year ago, Taj, Taryll and TJ launched the Dee Dee Jackson Foundation (DDJF), a non-profit organization that helps especially children dealing with loss and grief. Also we believe that everyone deserves to get help when in need. That’s why we didn’t hesitate to get on board when Dineke, member of the 3T Fans United community, initiated a project to support the DDJF.On occasion of 3T’s concerts in Amsterdam, the project was launched and consisted of two parts. The primary goal was to collect as much money as possible for the foundation among fellow 3T Fans worldwide. The second part was to design three individual scrapbooks for Taj, Taryll and TJ. The condition to contribute to the scrapbooks was a donation to the DDJF. So every scrapbook contribution is connected to a donation.
3T Fans United’s task within the project team was to connect with as many fans from their community as possible and motivate them to participate. We got more fans involved than expected. Over 30 fellow 3T fans from all over the world donated and a lot of them even contributed to the scrapbook.We are very proud to announce that we collected $800 for the foundation which could help to bring the Music Therapy Programme to a child in need. According to the DDJF, a giving level of $579 qualifies e. g. to provide two hours of the Music Therapy Programme for one child.
Along with some fellow fans, we had the honor to present the scrapbooks and collected donations to 3T prior the “Celebration of Chapter III” show on 17th September, 2016.
The guys were obviously touched by our surprise; TJ even mentioned the donation in front of the audience of their “Celebration of Chapter III” show. This left us very touched. Of course we had always hoped to make a positive impact with our surprise but we had never expected this kind of appreciation. It’s something we will never forget.
We want to say thank you to Dineke for her amazing idea and involving 3T Fans United but also thank you to all fellow 3T fans who contributed to the project. And last but not least thank you to 3T for their amazing appreciation.