Charity Day 2010
BGC held its 6th Annual Global Charity Day on Monday, September 13. BGC’s offices around the world helped raise over $10 million for charity as we commemorated the events of September 11, 2001 by reaching out to help others.
- Click here to view a short video of Charity Day in London
- Click here to view a short video of Charity Day in New York
As we have in previous years, we hosted charities and celebrities at many of our global offices. Please see below for a complete list of charities.
- Baby Buggy
- Bone Marrow Foundation
- Boomer Esiason Foundation
- Building Homes for Heroes
- Eli Manning Foundation
- The Felix Organization
- Foundation for Sight and Sound
- Friends of the Fighting 69th
- Garden of Dreams
- Harlem RBI
- Jubilee Center
- Level the Field
- Mercy Center
- Solving Kids Cancer
- Team KJ
- Tom Coughlin Jay Fund
- Tuesday’s Children
- The Wounded Warrior Project
- 52nd Street Project
- Bone Cancer Research Trust
- Breast Cancer Campaign
- Capital FM's Help a London Child
- Great Ormond Street Hospital
- Leukaemia Research
- Lowe Syndrome Trust
- Marina Dalglish Appeal
- Mayor's Fund for London
- Msizi Africa
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Paul Hunter Foundation
- Prostate Cancer Charity
- Royal Navy and Royal Marines Childrens' Fund
- Seve Ballesteros
- St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation
- Teenage Cancer Trust
- The Children's Trust
- Variety Club
Rest of the World Charities:
- Les P’tits Cracks (Paris)
- la Licorne (Paris)
- Liya Kebede Foundation (Paris)
- Smiling Children Foundation (Nyon)
- Tohum Autism Foundation (Istanbul)
- Hope and homes for Children (Moscow)
- Boy’s Town (Singapore)
- Beyond Social Services (Singapore)
- Child Rights and You, India (Singapore)
- Children Are Us Foundation, Taipei (Singapore)
- Children Cancer Foundation (Singapore)
- Duang Prateep Foundation, Thailand (Singapore)
- Seeing is Believing children (Singapore)
- Singapore Association of the visually handicapped (Singapore)
- Christina Noble Foundation (Hong Kong)
- Chi Heng Foundation (Hong Kong)
- International Case Ministries (Hong Kong)
- The Orphanage Trust (Hong Kong)
- Futaba Infant Home (Tokyo)
- St. Joseph Home (Tokyo)
- Community Chest of Korea (Seoul)
- Australian Childhood Foundation (Sydney)
- Bear Cottage (Sydney)
- The Central Coast Bears (Sydney)
- NSW Cystic Fibrosis (Sydney)
- First Foundation New Zealand (Sydney)
Baby Buggy, founded in 2001, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential equipment, products and educational services for New York City families in need. With an extensive network of community-based organizations, Baby Buggy has donated over 4.2 million items to hundreds of thousands of children.
For more information, please visit Baby Buggy.
The Bone Marrow Foundation was founded in 1992 with a single vital goal, to improve the quality of life for children and adults who are undergoing transplantation as a life saving treatment for various types of cancers and genetic disorders. The foundation is the only organization of its kind that does not limit assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant or age range. All of the foundation’s services are offered free to patients and their families.
For more information, please visit The Bone Marrow Foundation
The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and the quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.
For more information, please visit The Boomer Esiason Foundation
Building Homes for Heroes was created to provide a way for individuals, groups, and corporations to assist the severely wounded and disabled men and women of the United States Military, and their families, as they begin their struggle with post-war life. Building Homes for Heroes is strongly committed to supporting these courageous men and women by providing funds to build or renovate homes for those in dire need.
For more information, please visit Building Homes for Heroes
Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. The organization is driven by the belief that unconditional love is the foundation upon which all healing begins. The entrance of each Childhelp facility features the words “All Who Enter Here Will Find Love.”
For more information, please visit Childhelp
THE FELIX ORGANIZATION/ Adoptees For Children was founded in 2006 by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer) and Sheila Jaffe, (Emmy Award winning Casting Director of "The Sopranos" and "Entourage"). Its mission is to provide experiences to enrich the lives of children who are growing up in the foster care system. As adoptees, Darryl and Sheila were taken home...many children weren't as fortunate. The Felix Organization sends almost 200 of these boys and girls ranging in age from eight to fourteen years to CAMP FELIX each summer as well as initiates other meaningful activities throughout the year.
For more information: www.adopteesforchildren.org
The Foundation for Sight and Sound’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for men, women and children affected by vision and/or auditory challenges nationwide. Through its programs, the FSS is committed to creating a world where people with vision and hearing challenges can realize their full potential in order to lead lives of inclusion and not isolation. FSS is known for programs such as the Help America Hear, Help America See and the Library Project, designed to give people back their independence. For more information, please visit www.foundationforsightandsound.org 516.625.2587 or 631.366.3461
Friends of the Fighting 69th was formed to raise awareness of the Fighting 69th’s deployment to Iraq and to provide support to soldiers and their families during deployments. We administer a Memorial Scholarship Fund and trust funds for the 19 surviving children of the twenty five soldiers who have been killed in the Global War on Terror.
For more information please visit: www.69thfriends.org.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden, including the New York Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Media and Fuse to "make dreams come true for kids in crisis". Garden of Dreams partners with local children's hospitals, "wish" organizations and community-based organizations to build on-going, unforgettable programs for children in the tri-state area who are suffering from devastating illness, homelessness, abuse, hunger, extreme poverty and tragedy.
For more information, please visit Garden of Dreams
Harlem RBI provides inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. We use the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Harlem RBI, a 501(c)3 organization, is a dynamic youth development program located in East Harlem, New York. Harlem RBI prides itself on being a community-based organization that successfully integrates youth development principles with the benefits of sports activity and team participation.
For more information, please visit http://www.harlemrbi.org/
Our mission: To equip children from Hoboken's public housing neighborhood with the tools not only to survive, but to overcome the many barriers they face in their young lives. The Jubilee Center is the only after-school programming in Hoboken's public housing neighborhood — an area with a history of violent crime and drug-related arrests. And when schools are closed, for vacation and during the summer, The Jubilee Center offers full-day programming and meals, thus providing care for these children while parents are working or at school.
For more information, please visit The Jubilee Center
Level The Field's Champions of Change program provides middle school students in Manhattan's underserved Washington Heights neighborhood with a unique opportunity to work with high-achieving collegiate student-athletes on the football, track, baseball, men and women's basketball, and men and women's soccer teams from Columbia University. The LTF staff and volunteers, in conjunction with our student-athletes, work with middle school students to foster communication, teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership through the platform of sports. These values are developed through intercollegiate athletic contests, sports clinics and classroom instruction.
For more information, please visit Level the Field
Mercy Center is a South Bronx community center located in the poorest congressional district in the United States. Forty-nine percent of the population lives in poverty; among Mercy Center participants, 28% have a combined family income of less than $10,000 annually, and 66% manage on household incomes of less than $15,000 annually.
For more information please visit: www.mercycenterbronx.org
Solving Kids’ Cancer™ is a nonprofit enterprise dedicated to facilitating the development of therapies to improve survivorship of the deadliest childhood cancers through an innovative and aggressively funded model. 100% of public donations goes to find, fund, and manage solutions to make survivorship possible for kids with childhood cancers. To learn more about our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and our work visit solvingkidscancer.org.
Team KJ- Team KJ is a group of friends and family that participate in sprint triathlons and other endurance events in an effort to raise awareness and money to find a cure for Huntington’s Disease. Our charitable organization was formed to help support the families in our community effected by this disease and continue to support medical research that will ultimately find a cure.
For more information, please visit Team KJ
Tuesday’s Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long term commitment to every individual directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001. Tuesday’s Children has developed a unique platform of programs that foster the mental health and well being of families dealing with trauma, grief and physical illness. Tuesday’s Children’s mission includes Project COMMON BOND, an initiative that reaches out to young adults from around the world who have been directly impacted by terrorism.
For more information, please visit Tuesday’s Children
The Wounded Warrior Project- Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP seeks to assist those men and women of our nation’s armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world. Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns, and blast injuries that will retire these brave warriors from military service.
For more information visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
The mission of The 52nd Street Project is to bring together kids (ages 9 to 18) from the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, with theater professionals to create original theater. The primary activity of the Project is to present free theater. The Project's deeper purpose is to use the art form of theater to engage the children’s imaginations, broaden their means of expression, and increase their sense of self worth, their literacy skills and their appreciation for the arts.
For more information, please visit 52nd Street Project
Barnardo's vision is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination. Our purpose is to help the UK's most vulnerable children and young people transform their lives and fulfil their potential.
For more information, please visit http://www.barnardos.org.uk/
‘The Bone Cancer Research Trust (BCRT) was established in 2006 by a number of family groups who had been raising money into primary bone cancer research and realised there were no charities dedicated to funding these rare forms of cancer. Primary bone cancer affects around 400 people each year in the UK, and mainly affects children and young people between the ages of 10 and 20.As primary bone cancer is one of the rarer cancers, it does not receive the same level of funding for research that many other cancers get, and as such, survival rates have not improved for over 20 years. BCRT is a unique charity established to redress this imbalance, promoting and funding research into osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma, the two main types of primary bone cancer. Since being formed in 2006, the trust has funded 18 research projects and is dedicated to improving outcomes for patients by funding research into the causes and treatment of primary bone cancer.’
For more information, please visit www.bcrt.org.uk
95.8 Capital FM’s Help a London Child provides support and opportunities to children and young people in London living with the effects of poverty, abuse, homelessness, illness or disability. Despite being one of the wealthiest cities in the world London is home to some of the most disadvantaged children in our society. Help a London Child has funded over 10,000 grass-roots projects throughout our capital city, helping over one million children right here on our doorstep. With your help we can reach out to even more young people, giving them the chance to enjoy the childhood they deserve.
For more information, please visit http://www.capitalfm.com
Great Ormond Street Hospital is the UK’s leading children’s research hospital and one of the top four centres of excellence for paediatrics in the world. We are the only paediatric Specialist Biomedical Research Centre in the UK and we are home to several of the UK’s largest paediatric programmes including heart and lung transplantation, brain surgery, cancer services, renal transplantation, intensive care, craniofacial reconstruction, gene therapy and thirteen other national services. We have more specialties under one roof than any other children’s hospital in the UK. In partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health we undertake groundbreaking research to provide new and better treatments for children with rare, complex and often life-threatening conditions. While the NHS pays for the day-to-day running of the hospital, it is the charity that helps fund everything else that helps make it world-class. In addition to raising funds to support the redevelopment of the hospital’s buildings and the provision of patient welfare services, the charity raises funds to provide state-of-the-art equipment that allow us to continue to improve the quality of care we provide for sick children, and launch ground-breaking research initiatives. Evert year we need to raise £50m.
For more information, please visit http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk
Honeypot provides respite holidays and on-going outreach support to young carers and children at risk. We give them a break from demanding and stressful conditions at home and provide a safe and nurturing environment in which to develop their full potential. Our vision is for every child to make the most of their one chance at childhood.
For more information, please visit http://www.honeypot.co.uk
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is dedicated to saving lives through groundbreaking UK research into better treatments and cures for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The charity has done much to improve survival rates for the 28,500 patients diagnosed with blood cancers each year in the UK.
For more information, please visit http://www.beatbloodcancers.org
The Lowe Syndrome Trust was founded almost ten years ago as the only UK charity for the disease with an aim of raising funds to support vital medical research to find a cure. Lowe Syndrome, is an incurable children’s disease affecting the brain, eyes, kidneys, bones and muscles sadly leading to early death.
For more information, please visit http://www.lowetrust.com/
Msizi Africa gives malnourished, hungry children in Africa access to nutritious food. Whether they’re in orphanages, child headed households or schools; we ensure they receive a healthy, balanced diet every day. This complements the wider work of our project partners who aim to improve the lives of the children in their care, through educational and vocational opportunities, and rehabilitation.
For more information, please visit http://www.msiziafrica.org.uk
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Multiple Sclerosis Society was founded just over 50 years ago. Its main aims are to eradicate the disease and to ensure the best possible welfare for anyone who is affected by it. MS is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. Around 85,000 people in the UK have MS which is the result of damage to myelin - a protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system. When myelin is damaged, this interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body. For some people, MS is characterised by periods of relapse and remission while for others it has a progressive pattern. For everyone, it makes life unpredictable.
For more information please visit www.mssociety.org.uk.
"The primary target would be in developing the interest of snooker in the 8 -12 year olds age bracket and specifically targeting under privileged and disabled children in their infancy of playing snooker.
“Try to get kids off the streets”
Locally qualified coaches and clubs would apply for financial grants to the foundation, and it turn they would provide coaching sessions within there own communities at existing facilities such as snooker or social clubs. Each scheme would be assessed on its individual merits.
For more information, please visit http://www.paulhunterfoundation.org
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. 36,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and one man dies of prostate cancer every hour. The Prostate Cancer Charity is the UK’s leading charity working with people affected by prostate cancer. We fund research, provide vital support and information for everyone affected by prostate cancer; concerned and diagnosed men, their partners, friends and families, and campaign to improve the lives of men with prostate cancer. We provide the only UK-wide prostate cancer Helpline staffed by prostate cancer specialist nurses and our trained volunteers offer peer support to helpline callers and deliver awareness sessions at events.
The Prostate Cancer Charity is fighting prostate cancer on every front - through research, support, information and campaigning. . Our vision is a world where lives are no longer limited by prostate cancer."
For more information, please visit http://www.prostate-cancer.org.uk
We provide help to the children of serving and ex-serving personnel when they are in need, hardship or distress. We have been in operation for over 100 years supporting children up to the age of 25. We help almost 2000 children and spend around £1.3 million annually. The majority of our work is with the children of serving personnel most of whom have special needs or physical disability, with help ranging from specialist equipment to respite care.
For more information, please visit http://www.rnrmc.org.uk
- Disablism is banished;
- All disabled people of all ages and their families enjoy their full and equal human and civil rights;
- All disabled people are able to exercise full personal choice and control over their own lives, with access to independent advocacy.
- Valuing and listening to disabled families;
- Working in alliance with disabled people and their organisations; Using all our passion, professionalism, energy and resources
For more information, please visit http://www.scope.org.uk
Seve Ballesteros, golf’s most charismatic superstar, recently faced the toughest match of his life after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in October 2008. Seve believes that, due to research, he has been given his second chance in life and now he wants to help others who are faced with the disease. Survival rates are low, yet only 1% of all cancer research expenditure goes to fund research into brain tumours. Because of this, Seve has forged a partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for cutting edge research into the disease.
For more information, please visit http://www.seveballesterosfoundation.org
When you ask any expectant parent if they want a boy or a girl, the answer is almost always the same, they don’t mind as long as their baby is healthy. Sadly one in 30 babies in the UK will be born with a condition or disability which can affect them for life – that is one child in every classroom! Sparks is one of the few UK charities that seek to find treatments and cures across a whole spectrum of childhood conditions affecting pregnancy, babies and young children.
Sparks research has a global impact and has been responsible for a number of medical breakthroughs, saving and improving lives for thousands of babies and children in the UK and throughout the world. Since 1991, Sparks has funded 212 medical research projects, committing nearly £20 million to tackle conditions as diverse as childhood cancers, juvenile arthritis, premature birth and cerebral palsy to name a few.
We are all touched by the lives of children whether they are our own, our grandchildren, nephews and nieces or even friends and loved ones who are expecting a baby. Our biggest hope is that they will be born healthy and grow up healthy. Sparks-funded research makes a difference to everyone, with our sole remit to give every child a healthy start in life.
For more information, please visit http://www.sparks.org.uk
In 2000 the St Paul's Cathedral Foundation was launched to raise money for the following four purposes: The maintenance, restoration, repair and conservation of, and the undertaking of works to, the fabric of St Paul’s Cathedral; To further the theological and adult educational work of the Cathedral; To promote the development of the musical educational work of the Cathedral, the maintenance of the organ and other instruments in the Cathedral, and the musical training of the choirs and musicians of the Cathedral and of the choristers at the St Paul’s Cathedral School; To promote the work and mission of the Cathedral as a diocesan, national and international institution.
For more information, please visit http://www.stpauls.co.uk
Starlight Children’s Foundation brightens the lives of seriously and terminally ill children by granting them a once-in-a-lifetime wish and by providing entertainment for children in hospitals and hospices throughout the United Kingdom. All Starlight’s activities are aimed at distracting children from the pain, fear and isolation caused by their illness.
For more information, please visit www.starlight.org.uk
Teenage Cancer Trust aims to ensure that every young person with cancer and their family receive the best possible care and professional support throughout their cancer journey. Teenage Cancer Trust builds specialist units in NHS hospitals across the country for young people living with cancer. The charity also empowers young people through education and advocacy.
For more information, please visit http://www.teenagecancertrust.org
Every parent hopes that their child will be born healthily and grow up without serious accident or illness. Unfortunately these expectations can be shattered; children are born with disabilities or become suddenly disabled as a result of an accident or illness. The Children's Trust is here to help these children and their families from all over the UK with vital care, support, education and rehabilitation.
For more information, please visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk
The Marina Dalglish Appeal has now set ourselves a new and exciting challenge to raise £5M towards a new £17M purpose built Radiotherapy facility, which will be situated at University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool. The centre will be staffed and operated by Clatterbridge’s own specialist radiographers and doctors and will house three state of the art radiotherapy treatment machines as well as expert cancer rehabilitation and support services, bringing the treatment much closer to the patient. Kenny and myself have been constantly amazed at how much time, effort and money you have all been willing to donate, and we realize that nothing would be possible without your help. Thank you all very much and hopefully together we can achieve our new goal.
For more information, please visit http://www.marinadalglishappeal.org
Tommy's exists to save babies' lives. 1 in 4 parents lose a baby at some point during pregnancy or birth, devastating the lives of thousands of families each year. Tommy's is working to change this. We fund evidence based change and vital research into the causes of miscarriage, premature birth and still birth to improve the care of women, and their babies during pregnancy. Tommy's also provides all women with accessible pregnancy health information to prevent risks during their pregnancies. Our goal is to halve the number of babies who die during pregnancy and birth by 2030.
For more information, please visit http://www.tommys.org
For 60 years Variety Club Children’s Charity has been helping sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people from new-born to 19 years old have a better life. We aim to relieve poverty, advance the education of children and young people in need, assist them in sickness, physical disability and provide facilities for recreation and other leisure-time occupations in the pursuit of their social welfare.
For more information, please visit http://www.varietyclub.org.uk
Rest of the World Charities
“To promote inclusion and social advancement, and citizenship through tennis and sporting events, to contribute towards the development of children and young adults, and those with physical disabilities or reduced mobility.”
For more information, please visit www.tenisparatodos.com.br
“On Abraçar’s is a charitable organization that operates in the spheres of health, education and culture, supported by research to promote the individual and collective growth and development of vulnerable children and young people, while respecting their values and beliefs.”
For more information, please visit www.abracar.org.br
For more information, please visit www.larcci.org.br