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Michael Jackson kids go unnoticed at homeless help centre

Michael Jackson's children are able to escape the glare of the celebrity spotlight whenever they volunteer at a centre for the homeless in Los Angeles - because those seeking help have no idea who they are.

The King of Pop's three kids, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket, are regular visitors to the L.A. Family Housing Sydney M. Irmas Transitional Living Center, which helps families' and individuals' transition from homelessness.

And many residents at the venue are completely unaware they are mixing with the offspring of the late Thriller hitmaker, according to TV presenter Robin Roberts.

The reporter joined the children and their grandmother Katherine Jackson during a visit earlier this week (begs21Feb11) and recalls how one poor kid reacted when he noticed Paris, 12, carrying a copy of Never Can Say Goodbye, a tribute book released by the Jackson family matriarch last year (10).

Speaking on breakfast show Good Morning America on Friday (25Feb11), Roberts said, "Paris has the book too and a young resident there was looking at it and said, 'Wow, Michael Jackson. Did you know Michael Jackson?' Didn't even realise that it was his daughter, and that's the way they like it.

"They just blend in there and they just want to give as much as they can to that centre and other charities as well."