On Friday September 30th, the Peas, Robin Hood and 60,000 New Yorkers gathered in one place to help our neighbors in need. Every cent that raised (4 million dollars) will be distributed by Robin Hood to the most effective poverty-fighting programs in New York City. As our executive director, David Saltzman said “this is a good old fashioned barn-raising;” people coming together to help people.
As many of you will remember, back in June, Robin Hood had a Black Eyed Peas concert scheduled and we were forced to cancel the show at the very last minute due to lightning. Some good did come out of the first “show” as you can see in these video:
Thankfully, we rescheduled the show and this time, despite some green rain drops a few hours into the show, it was a huge success. And let’s be honest, I wasn’t a huge Black Eyed Peas fan before all of this. Now, “I just can’t get enough.” They truly embrace the Robin Hood mission and want to give back. I am sure there are naysayers out there, but from where I sit, these are good people.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the evening.
My favorite part of the show was when my co-workers and I got to go up on stage and take in the view of the 60,000 people. We just kept turning to each other and saying, “It is really happening.” Sometimes it is hard to believe that I get paid to do this.