Chrissy DeForrest via Crowdrise
May 24, 2011
On June 9, the Black Eyed Peas and some special friends threw a little picnic on the Great Lawn of Central Park to benefit Robin Hood, the largest and most innovative independent poverty-fighter in New York City. It was called the Concert 4 NYC.
60,000 people gathered to help the 1.8 million New Yorkers living in poverty. Let's make sure that we don't let the spirit of last night disapear.
Donate $25, and you’ll be entered to win a guitar signed by the Peas and their special friends who appeared at the Concert 4 NYC. More importantly, your $25 donation will feed 30 hungry New Yorkers.
After you donate $25, click here to become a fundraiser and then raise $250 to help even more. Just select the "Fundraise for This Event" button, and you'll be given your own fundraising page so you can start raising money right away. The first 100 people to raise $250 will win a prize pack filled with one-of-a-kind concert goodies.
To learn more about Robin Hood, visit robinhood.org
Even if you don't care about Black Eyed Peas tickets, concider helping those in need!!!!! See below how your small donation can help.
What your contribution does:
$25 provides 30 meals/feeds 30 people.
· $25 helps three uninsured children get public health insurance.
· $25 helps a child with a painful ear infection receive a 10-day supply of medication.
· $25 provides one low-income child with glasses, allowing them to succeed at school.
· $25 pays for a week’s worth of MetroCards, allowing a low-income New Yorker to travel to and from work.
· $25 gives one student two days of extended class time.
· Two entries ($50) gives a low-income worker free tax preparation and an average return of $2,200. · Two entries ($50) covers the daily wage for one formerly homeless man to participate on a work crew assignment that prepares him for full-time employment.
· Three entries ($75) buys a child’s asthma inhaler.
· Three entries ($75) houses a New Yorker in a shelter for one night.
· Four entries ($100) connects one low-income family to public benefits, social services, and employment counseling.
· Four entries ($100) helps pay for an infant's first visit with a pediatrician.
· Eight entries ($200) provides a low-income New Yorker with free emergency health care.