In reference to our symbolic New York roots, DONT WALK has decided to continue supporting the Robin Hood Foundation for a third consecutive year. Founded in 1988, The Robin Hood Foundation is the world’s leading organization fighting poverty in New York. Its unique approach to aid allocation, using investment metrics and strict financial transparency, ensures that 100% of donations are used to directly fund projects with maximum efficiency. To date, it has raised more then $1.95bn, and annually funds over 240 programs, working to tackle all forms and underlying causes of poverty. From education to food and housing, Robin Hood provides New York’s most impoverished citizens with the tools they need to build better lives. DONT WALK has raised over £50,000 for The Robin Hood Foundation and is delighted to continue donating for a third consecutive year.
In addition to Robin Hood, this year DONT WALK is working on a groundbreaking partnership with Salam LADC in Lebanon to provide long-term education, social, and welfare assistance to thousands of refugees who are experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Working innovatively with local communities and volunteers, Salam guarantees %100 of its funding goes directly to those who most need it and seeks to promote community relations at a time when they are severely strained by growing competition for aid and employment.
Having raised over £220,000 since its inception sixteen years ago, DONT WALK is enthusiastic to add to its fundraising total in support of these two incredible charities both of which effect progress with the purest of motivations.
One Million Miles for ellie
In addition to our two charities, we are supporting One Million Miles for Ellie, a charity which raises money for cancer research in honour of former St Andrews student, Ellie MacDonald. The charity was started by Ellie's mother to fulfill Ellie's passion for adventure and dream of destroying cancer. To achieve this goal, funds will go towards research for a cure (treatment, and prevention) as well as, improving the comfortableness of the hospital wards environments.