Gregory Isaacs Foundation to Be Launched

The Gregory Isaacs Foundation, in memory of late reggae singer, will be set up to assist charitable organizations. It all began with the offering collected at Isaacs’ funeral service on November 20, 2010, when it was offered to Walker’s Place of Safety by his widow, June Isaacs. Colin Leslie, a family friend and close associate of the legendary singer said that “It is the intention of a number of family members to establish a foundation to carry on the charitable works of Gregory Isaacs and preserve his legacy.” Here are excerpts with a link to the full article below:

From all indications, the Walker’s Place of Safety will be a priority for the Isaacs family. The Cool Ruler got involved with this institution to assist the children who have been identified as being at risk. He was never one to brag about his good deeds, so his virtue for caring for the well-being and advancement of the less fortunate, is not widely known. For more than a decade, the home for orphans, abandoned and mentally challenged children founded in 1972 by the late Ivy Walker, has been a beneficary of the late lovers rock crooner. And his widow has decided to keep alive his charitable contribution to the home.

[. . .] “I know he must be smiling right now to know that I am continuing this gesture, and I’ll keep it alive. My presence will be felt here as long as I am alive. He started it in the early 90s and I am going to continue this,” was the assurance given by Mrs Isaacs, while adding, “This is the total collection from the funeral service and I know he is glad to know that all of it has been donated to the Walker’s Place of Safety.”

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