Everyone who knew Brooke said the same thing:
She had a different relationship with each of us, but to each she was a true, loyal friend—caring, compassionate, understanding, fun, energetic, beautiful inside and out, with a brilliant mind and a glowing smile.
The night before the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, Brooke told her mother that there was more to life than making money. She had planned to get her M.S.W. at Berkeley’s School of Social Work so that she could help disadvantaged children.
Brooke Packs are designed to meet the needs of disadvantaged children when other resources are not available. Each one is filled with brand new, age-appropriate books, school supplies and notebooks.
Family Literacy Workshops were designed to engage parents or guardians and their children in literacy-based activities. Each participant receives take-home literacy packages and age-appropriate books to support their work at home.
The Brooke Jackman Foundation’s newest initiative, Brooke’s Cooks, is designed to promote literacy, learning and family, while encouraging healthy living among at-risk children and their families in the New York City area.
In honor of what would have been Brooke Jackman’s birthday each year, the Foundation began a tradition of giving a brand- new book to every child in every one of its programs, helping nearly 10,000 disadvantaged children every year.