"I was 6 years old when I watched my father drive out of my life. My mother worked hard as a single parent to keep me and my brother and sister together for the next 8 years. We did not have much, but when I started the fourth grade, I wanted to learn to play the violin.
My mother always made sure I had both an instrument to play and private lessons. The sacrifices my mother made built my musical foundation for the rest of my life.
For many years, I had no idea why I would give my own musical equipment to children who had no way of purchasing instruments without help. I understand now, that I was simply trying to give back to less fortunate children.
I have surrounded himself with like-minded musicians and businessmen, and I am looking for people who want to partner with the 'Jimmy Jack Foundation' in helping a child reach his or her musical dreams."
Jimmy Jack Whitaker
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Jimmy Jack's reasons for starting this Foundation are very deep in his heart. When he was a child growing up in a small town, his mother provided the strength and encouragement to learn and accomplish several musical instruments. Over the years, this developed talent allowed Jimmy Jack to work and play with some incredible musicians. However, there was always something missing in his heart.
He saw so many kids that wanted to play a musical instrument, but didn't have the family support to allow it. They either didn't have the encouragement, the money for lessons or instruments. Honestly, it really didn't matter, these kids were from an Underprivileged and At-risk home. Music lessons and instruments were just not in their future.
The Jimmy Jack Foundation was created to allow Jimmy Jack to funnel donations back to these same kids that just need that little extra - to help them rise above their peers and follow in a great musicians footsteps.
"Sharing the gift and love of music through giving."
Jimmy Jack Whitaker is the founder, president and CEO of the Jimmy Jack Foundation, a fully-determined IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation eligible to receive tax deductible donations.
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