Lady Gaga is giving away $1 million to help at-risk youth
Posted Apr 26, 2011 by Jen Burton
There’s a little known singer cruising around the internet changing lives. She’s calling for all her monsters to come together and help her decide how to give away one million dollars.
Lady Gaga is working with New York’s Robin Hood Foundation to donate $1 million to five charities serving NYC’s at-risk youth population. Just to be clear, that’s $1,000,000. Gaga has partnered with Robin Hood to identify five programs serving at-risk youth and wants you to to cast your vote to determine how the money will be split between the five nonprofits.
Here’s how it works:
Hit up causes.com/ladygaga to learn more about each of the five nonprofits and then vote for the organization you think will put the money to the best use. Simple. The winner will be announced on May 9 at a benefit concert in NYC.
Here are the five organizations:
The Door provides comprehensive services for over 11,000 young people, all under one roof. With a health clinic, legal services, LGBTQ counseling and activities, G.E.D. classes, arts, meals and more, The Door empowers young people to reach their fullest potential.
The Hetrick-Martin Institute is the nation’s oldest social service organization dedicated to serving LGBTQ youth, providing over 1,500 teens and young adults annually with health services, food, counseling, education, career development and H.I.V. and S.T.D. prevention.
Lawyers for Children provides protection, support and hope for youth in foster care. Since 1984, LFC has delivered free legal and social work services to approximately 40,000 youth, with a special focus on the most vulnerable among them, including LGBTQ youth and those aging out of care.
Safe Horizon serves 1,700 homeless and abused young adults in New York City. Through its Streetwork program, Safe Horizon meets teenagers on the streets, provides support services, and helps them move forward after suffering from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Nearly half of its population identifies as LGBTQ.
SCO Family of Services is committed to strengthening family ties and providing services to New York City’s homeless and LGBTQ youth. It has served New York City’s homeless, vulnerable and LGBTQ youth for decades, providing transitional housing, education, health services, life skills training and career guidance.
Please, join us in putting your paws up (or, on the keyboard as it were) to help Lady Gaga help at-risk youth in New York City.