Lady Gaga pledges $1M for homeless youth
Singer partners with The Robin Hood Foundation to have fans vote for one NYC charity to receive the funds.
Fri, Apr 29 2011 at 3:08 PM
Lady Gaga is taking her charity to the streets of New York in an effort to help homeless youth living throughout the city.
The pop singer, who recently helped raise over $250K for relief efforts in Japan, has partnered with The Robin Hood Foundation
to donate $1 million to one of four charities working to help teens living in poverty.
To decide which organization - The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the Door, Lawyers for Children, Safe Horizon, and SCO Family of Services - should receive the funds, Gaga is asking her 32 million Facebook followers
to vote for their favorite.
"I'm thrilled to be working with the Robin Hood Foundation to distribute funds to help the youth of New York City," the singer said. "NYC is my hometown, and I think investing in these kids' future will go a long way."
The winner, to be paid the prize over two years, will be announced at an exclusive concert benefiting The Robin Hood Foundation on May 9th. Want to score a pair of free tickets to the 5,000-only limited engagement? Gaga is giving away a pair daily through May 4th to people who "Like" the Foundation's Facebook page and enter the contest
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