The Robin Hood Foundation is the worlds leading organisation 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 and 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, providing New Yorks’ most impoverished citizens with the tools they need to build better lives. DONT WALK to date has raised over £50,000 for The Robin Hood Foundation and is delighted to continue our support for a third year.
As well as our continued support for The Robin Hood Foundation, 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. Working innovatively with local communities and volunteers, Salam guarantees 100% of its funding goes directly to those who most need it, as well as promoting community relations at a time when they are severely strained by growing competition for aid and employment. As part of this new partnership a team of DONT WALK committee members and models will be volunteering with Salam in Lebanon in January.
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, DONT WALK is working together with FS in a unique partnership to support 1 Million Miles for Ellie, a campaign founded to inspire others and ‘destroy cancer’ after the tragic death of former St. Andrews student Ellie Macdonald. The campaign aims to raise £1m for cancer charities, in 1 million minutes, whilst inspiring people to challenge themselves by collectively contributing 1 million miles. DONT WALK and FS are working together to contribute 1000 miles and raise money, by walking part of the Fife Coastal Path.