We are proud to support global charities serving underprivileged communities, fighting for animal and environmental conservation, standing up to racial injustice, and on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be donating two dollars 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 these crises!


Thanks to all the participants this year for helping to donate $3,106 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.  $1,404 donated (receipt)


Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) - MSF is an independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed most. 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.  $668 donated (receipt)


Natural Resources Defense Council - The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air, land, and water - and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. $528 donated (receipt)


Save the Children - We champion the rights of the world’s 2.3 billion children. In the U.S. and around the world, Save the Children does whatever it takes — every day and in times of crisis — to ensure children grow up healthy, educated and safe. We are often the first or only child-focused organization working in the hardest-to-reach places, where it’s toughest to be a child.  $506 donated (receipt)



Receipts for donation amounts will be updated on this page within 10 days after registration closes.












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