Robin Hood Foundation

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo speaks at The Robin Hood Foundation's 2014 Benefit at the Jacob Javitz Center on May 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Best Local Organizations For Holiday Donations In New York City

From using the arts as positive motivation for inner city youth, to holiday shopping with the city’s LGBT senior citizens, here’s a list of local organizations worthy of donations this holiday season.

12/08/2014

Crews tackle piles of debris as clean-up continues where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 10, 2012 in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood of Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sandy Relief Group Assisted By Grant From Robin Hood Foundation

The grassroots charitable group Friends of Rockaway is helping those who need work done on their homes and those who need a place to work.

02/27/2013

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Money Raised By 12-12-12 Concert Helping Sandy Relief Effort

The Robin Hood Foundation said they are distributing the money quickly but carefully. In the five weeks since the concert, the non-profit has already given $20 million to relief organizations.

01/17/2013

The Who perform during "12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief" December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Relief Organizations Receive Donations Brought In By 12-12-12 Concert

The Robin Hood Foundation has already sent checks to more than 160 organizations involved in the relief effort. The charity has been thinking small in its distribution of the funds.

12/31/2012

The Who perform during "12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief" December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Music’s Biggest Stars Turn Out For Sandy Relief; Millions Raised In Ticket Sales Alone

The sold-out show was televised live, streamed online, played on the radio and shown in theaters all over the world with up to 2 billion people experiencing the history-making event live.

12/13/2012

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WLNY To Broadcast “121212” Concert To Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

The concert will feature Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and others.

12/07/2012

12-12-12 Benefit Concert (credit: CBS 2)

Schneiderman Tells StubHub To Clear Up Confusion About Sandy Relief Concert

Concert organizers became concerned this week that the money raised by ticket sales may be winding up in the wrong pockets.

12/06/2012

12-12-12 Benefit Concert (credit: CBS 2)

12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Organizers Worry Money May Wind Up In Wrong Hands

All of the face value money from the original purchases for the 12-12-12 benefit will go to help Sandy victims, but nobody can be sure what scalpers will do with their earnings.

12/05/2012

Singers Taboo, Fergie, will.i.am, and apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ABC)

Will.i.am Of Black Eyed Peas Announces New Date For Central Park Concert

A free concert that was cancelled back in June because of severe thunderstorms and lightning has been rescheduled for Sept. 30.

08/17/2011

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Tickets Still Available For Black Eyed Peas Concert In Central Park

Thousands of lucky Black Eyed Peas fans will get a chance to see the popular music group.

05/25/2011