Robin Hood Foundation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Concert organizers became concerned this week that the money raised by ticket sales may be winding up in the wrong pockets.
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.
A free concert that was cancelled back in June because of severe thunderstorms and lightning has been rescheduled for Sept. 30.
Thousands of lucky Black Eyed Peas fans will get a chance to see the popular music group.