You say virtual relief benefit. They say virtual telethon. We say virtual benefit concert. Any way you say it, the message in the expression rings clear — Rise Up for New York! On Monday night, May 11th, Tina Fey will host Rise Up New York to raise awareness and much needed funds to aid New Yorkers via the Robin Hood Organization, New York’s largest poverty-fighting non-profit.

It’ is evident that the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic has been New York, particularly New York City, where the population is large and dense. There have been several virtual pandemic relief concerts over the past few weeks benefiting different states. Now comes New York’s virtual benefit thanks to the teaming up of I Heart Media and Robin Hood.

Virtual benefit

“Rise Up New York!” will be hosted by Tina Fey and will feature New York City’s biggest musicians, actors, comedians that will include appearances by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Angie Mar, Barbra Streisand, Ben Platt, Bette Midler, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chris Rock, Christopher Jackson, ​Cynthia Erivo, David Chang, Idina Menzel, ​Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Fallon, Julianne Moore, Lin-Manuel Miranda, ​Robert De Niro, Spike Lee, Sutton Foster, Trevor Noah, and New York Giants Super Bowl champions Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and Phil Simms.​ ​The show will also feature musical performances by ​Bon JoviBilly JoelMariah Carey and Sting, among others


Relief Benefit Rise Up New York

The virtual fundraiser will also be televised nationally on CNBC. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit The Robin Hood Organization. This organization has been lifting families out of poverty in New York for over 30 years.

Robin Hood’s relief and recover efforts, will directly support the organizations on the frontlines that serve NYC’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath. The donations will provide support for food, shelter, health and mental health services, legal services, education, and more.

Socially Sparked

Any way you say it, the virtual relief benefit Rise Up New York is an essential fundraiser to help those in the state and city hit hardest by the pandemic. As the website of Robin Hood says “Join other big-hearted New Yorkers In rallying funds for those hit hardest by Covid-19: The nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers already living In poverty, and the many others who, overnight, found themselves on the brink of It. – Forever Socially Sparked®