Rock 'n' Roll star Jon Bon Jovi has joined forces with New Jersey state officials to provide affordable housing in the state's largest city, Newark. Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation is donating $1 million to build a 51-unit building for people with special needs, such as those who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Bon Jovi was able to raise the money from the profits from his jacket line created by designer Kenneth Cole. The building, called Genesis Apartments, will be constructed in a vacant lot and will ultimately cost $16 million. "Today, I believe we're starting something," said Bon Jovi. "Together, I believe we can make a difference, one street, one neighborhood, one city, one soul at a time."
Contributed by CGG Youth Reporter Christine Lenzo