Hi When You Wish! The Christmas season is all about giving, and this December is special to me because I'm launching my new foundation to give back to the community.
The Mike Tyson Cares Foundation is giving homeless kids a fighting chance in life. I was one of those kids who needed help once, and who thought a kid like that could become Mike Tyson, someone people all over the world know, because of people who helped me and believed in me. I wanted to give these kids who have nothing the same opportunity.
We launched December 7th, 2012, and despite all that I've accomplished in my career, nothing has given me the satisfaction that helping people and doing something bigger than myself has given me.
The mission of the Mike Tyson Cares Foundation is to give kids a fighting chance by providing innovative centers that provide for the comprehensive needs of kids from broken homes.
These needs may include healthcare assistance, shelter, school assistance, mentoring, job placement assistance and such other needs as determined by the center for the overall well being of the child.
Our goal is to open Mike Tyson Cares organizations all over the country, and eventually have a Mike Tyson Foundation in every city.
In addition, financial support and / or services may be provided to other charitable organizations that emulate and further the mission of the Mike Tyson Cares Foundation.