SOURCE: Robin Hood Foundation

Robin Hood Foundation

September 19, 2016 11:33 ET

Hamilton Special Showing Raises $4 Million to Benefit Robin Hood

Five Hundred Children and Chaperones Given Opportunity to See the Tony Award Winner

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 19, 2016) - On Monday September 19, the cast of Hamilton, winner of 11 Tony Awards, will put on a special show to benefit Robin Hood, New York's largest poverty-fighting organization. Ticket sales raised more than $4 million for Robin Hood, which funds and creates more than 200 of the most effective anti-poverty programs in New York City. The audience will include Robin Hood donors and representatives of Robin Hood-funded nonprofits.

Thanks to the generosity of Robin Hood's donors, 500 children and chaperones from Robin Hood's grantee organizations -- including afterschool programs, homeless shelters, foster care programs, schools and others -- will get the opportunity to see Hamilton at no cost.

"Hamilton is truly an American story. Alexander Hamilton overcame a tumultuous childhood and was relentless in his pursuit of education. We hope his story will resonate with the young scholars in attendance and inspire them to never give up on their dreams," said Reynold Levy, president of Robin Hood. "This evening would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our donors, who are thankful for the great work our nonprofit partners and their students do every day."

About Robin Hood

Robin Hood, New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, finds, funds and creates over 200 of the most effective programs, to help 1.8 million New Yorkers learn and earn their way out of poverty. Because our board of directors underwrites all operating costs, 100% of your donation goes directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need. www.robinhood.org Facebook: facebook.com/robinhood Twitter: @robinhoodnyc

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