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Bronx Family Donates Custom Wheelchair In Memory Of Their Daughter

Michelle Mohan died of mitochondrial disease in the fall. Her parents are donating her custom wheelchair to a woman from Puerto Rico.


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Weill Cornell Gifted $75 Million For Cancer Research

The school’s cancer research center will be named the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center. Weill Cornell’s flagship building on the Upper East Side also will bear their name and will be called the Sandra and Edward Meyer Research and Education Building.


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Sarah Jessica Parker Steps In To Help Family Impacted By Yonkers Car Crash

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker pitched in this week to help a Yonkers family in need.


CUNY's Board Of Trustees meet at Baruch College. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

CUNY Receives $25 Million Grant

The City University of New York on Monday announced that it has received a $25 million donation from the Stella and Charles Guttmann Foundation, to support community college initiatives.


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Man Who Claimed To Be Homeless Defends Accepting Boots From Cop

The man once identified as homeless as a New York City police officer gave him a pair of boots in Times Square last fall has been tracked down to an apartment in the Bronx.


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Colleges On Long Island Pull In Record Donations

Five schools on Long Island received donations that either matched or exceeded their largest gifts ever.


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Bloomberg Gives $350 Million To Johns Hopkins University

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated has $350 million to his alma mater of Johns Hopkins University, the bulk of it intended to expand its research on such cross-discipline issues as global health and urban revitalization.


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Some Procrastinate On Thanksgiving Shopping, Others Donate It All

Some people have already completed their shopping in preparation for cooking that Thanksgiving Day feast, while others will be waiting until the last minute.


People try on donated coats in Far Rockaway Nov. 13, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Annual Coat Drive Begins Earlier, Faces Higher Demand In Wake Of Sandy

New York Cares said the goal is to collect 50,000 coats before Thanksgiving so they can be distributed to storm victims as quickly as possible.


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Yankees To Donate $500K To Red Cross In Wake Of Sandy

“The damage and destruction to the Tri-State area caused by Hurricane Sandy is daunting, but we have seen the great resiliency of this region before,” Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement.


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Taylor Swift Gives Free Tickets To School For The Deaf

The singer also donated $10,000 to its music program to the Boston school after they were the subject of a 4chan prank.


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Anonymous Donor Provides Baseballs For Underprivileged Athletes

Underprivileged baseball players in Upper Manhattan recently received a gift from a very thoughtful donor.


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Stony Brook University Gets $150 Million Gift

Hedge fund giant James Simons and his wife Marilyn are donating $150 million – the school’s largest gift since the couple donated $60 million in 2008.


Jim Monaghan and Kim O'Donnell, general manager and marketing manager, respectively, of Morton's in White Plains pose with two of the soldiers from last year's United for the Troops event. (credit: Morton's Steakhose)

Westchester Steakhouse ‘Branches Out’ To Help Troops Serving Overseas

Rathschmidt said the inspiration for United for the Troops came after his son, Luke, joined the service five years ago.


Houses and others burn in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture (state) Friday night, March 11, 2011 after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

NYC To Direct Donations To Earthquake Victims

Bloomberg said in his weekly radio appearance on Friday that people who want to donate should call 311 or go to the 311 Web site. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City was collecting the funds.