Actress Sarah Jessica Parker pitched in this week to help a Yonkers family in need.
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.
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.
Five schools on Long Island received donations that either matched or exceeded their largest gifts ever.
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.
Some people have already completed their shopping in preparation for cooking that Thanksgiving Day feast, while others will be waiting until the last minute.
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.
“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.
The singer also donated $10,000 to its music program to the Boston school after they were the subject of a 4chan prank.
Underprivileged baseball players in Upper Manhattan recently received a gift from a very thoughtful donor.
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.
Rathschmidt said the inspiration for United for the Troops came after his son, Luke, joined the service five years ago.
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.
A plain old envelope held a record donation for the Volunteer Center of Bergen County in Hackensack.
A New York City couple is making the first major private donation specifically designated for the University of Connecticut’s stem cell research.