AC/DC Frontman Helps Fund Innovative Campus So Abused Foster Siblings Can Stick Together—And Thrive
Brian Johnson isn’t just the frontman of legendary rock band AC/DC—he is also a beloved philanthropist.
Case in point? The singer and his wife Brenda Johnson recently donated a massive property in Sarasota, Florida to help finish building a new housing campus for foster kids and siblings.
The property, which was donated to the All Star Children’s Foundation, sold for net proceeds of $335,000—all of which will be used to finish building the organization’s Sarasota-based “Campus of Caring”.
Since the nonprofit is dedicated to transforming foster care through innovation and compassion, the campus features six foster family homes that will provide children who have experienced abuse or neglect with a nurturing, family-style home environment and comprehensive, trauma-sensitive treatment. Siblings will be kept together, and parents and caregivers will also be offered a range of innovative services. Not only that, it will include a center for trauma-focused clinical services, a computer learning lab, playground, clubhouse, and outdoor movie theater.
Once construction is finished, the campus is set to open in January 2020.
“We are so grateful to Brenda and Brian,” saidGraci McGillicuddy, All Star’s co-founder and board chair. “We’re preparing to open our campus to children very soon. Raising funds is so important in this crucial time—and they’ve taken us leagues closer to making this dream a reality.”
When the rock and roll star was asked about his motivation for donating the property to the charity, he simply said: “They have brought a community together in a common cause to help children who have grown up in unpredictable households where violence and neglect may have occurred.
“There is no greater good than what they have achieved in building the All-Star Children’s Foundation campus, and Brenda and I are honored to be a part of it,” he concluded.
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