New York City has done a lot for tech. It’s given us a home that’s diverse, inspiring and filled with energy.
Now, New York needs us. The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges New York has faced. To put this in perspective...
- The number of COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 residents in New York City is more than 16 times what it is in America’s next largest city, Los Angeles.
- If New York City were a state, it would have suffered more fatalities than 41 other states combined.
- 46% of New York City residents know someone who has died from the virus.
It’s impacted all of us – our loved ones, our neighbors, our colleagues, – in ways we never could have imagined. But while this crisis is tough, New York is tougher. To rise together, we must work together.
Our mission: to inspire 1,000,000 New Yorkers to give $10 each to help their neighbors in need.
We’re asking members (and supporters) of New York’s inimitable Tech community to join other big-hearted New Yorkers in rallying funds for those hit hardest by COVID-19: the 1.8 million New Yorkers already living in poverty, and the many others who, overnight, found themselves on the brink of it.
Robin Hood will direct 100% of the funds you raise to the poorest New Yorkers’ most urgent needs: food, shelter, cash assistance, health and mental health, legal services, education and more. Together, we can make sure the New York we return to is once again the strong, resilient city that lifts up ALL its citizens.
Are you with us? Let’s do this!
- Neil Blumenthal, Dave Gilboa, and Craig Nevill-Manning
For information on how to donate via Wire transfer, Stock transfer, ACH or DAF payment, please contact Lisa Careccia at firstname.lastname@example.org.