The Black Eyed Peas And Sting Raise More Than $7 Million To Help New Yorkers In Need
October 3, 2011 at 4:14 AM (PT)
New Yorkers joined together over the weekend to help millions of their less fortunate neighbors. ROBIN HOOD -- NEW YORK's largest private poverty-fighter -- announced that combined VIP tickets sales and donations made via texts from FRIDAY night's BLACK EYED PEAS concert in CENTRAL PARK, donations on ROBINHOOD.ORG as well as ticket proceeds from STING's 25th anniversary/60th birthday concert at THE BEACON THEATRE on SATURDAY night, raised more than $7 million to fight poverty in NEW YORK CITY. These funds will be earmarked to support food pantries, homeless shelters, health clinics and will provide jobs training for New Yorkers in need throughout the five boroughs.
"This was an amazing weekend of music, and it's incredibly gratifying to see New Yorkers come together during difficult times to help their neighbors in need," said ROBIN HOOD Exec. Dir. DAVID SALTZMAN. "THE BLACK EYED PEAS and STING have a long history of giving back to their communities and we're truly honored that they've chosen to help the 1.8 million New Yorkers living in poverty through ROBIN HOOD; we hope to do them proud."
For more information about THE ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION and its mission to fight poverty in NEW YORK CITY, visit robinhood.org.