We are dedicated to helping those around the world affected by the COVID-19 crisis as well as those fighting against racial injustice. We will be donating $2 from each entry fee to charities currently dealing with these issues, and you can choose where that donation goes on the registration form. The current charities we are donating to are listed below.  If you would like to recommend a charity for future competitions, please email us at feedback@nycmidnight.com.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and standing up against racial injustice around the world!


Thanks to all the participants this year for helping to donate over $8,258 to the charities below! Receipts for each donation are below. 


Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.  $3,207.60 donated (receipt)


GlobalGiving - GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community that helps nonprofit organizations around the world. They are using donations to send medical responders to vulnerable communities; distributing lifesaving medical supplies to hospitals; delivering essential items to families and older individuals in need; and feeding children who no longer have school meals to rely on due to COVID-19. 

$819.60 donated (receipt)


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders  - Teams are responding on multiple fronts, including caring for patients, offering education and mental health support, and providing training for infection control measures in health facilities. MSF works with local authorities in many countries to prepare for the impact of COVID-19.  $2,111.60 donated (receipt)


Save the Children - As children around the world face growing risks due to COVID-19, Save the Children is providing medical supplies, personal protective equipment, and preparedness and protection training to health teams. Children and families that may have been separated due to quarantine are also being protected.  $1,155.60 donated (receipt)


UNICEF - UNICEF's response plan to COVID-19 includes delivering essential testing equipment, medical supplies, and personal protective equipment; launching campaigns on protective measures; distributing education kits and distance learning opportunities; and establishing hubs across continents to move humanitarian workers to where they are needed most. Contributions also allow timely and effective assistance to vulnerable children.  $963.60 donated (receipt)











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