Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mariska Hargitay and Other Well-Known New Yorkers Give

After the post-Thanksgiving shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, which kicks off the season of charitable giving. As The New York Times continues its Neediest Cases Fund campaign, we reached out to some prominent New Yorkers to ask them to name an organization to which they devote their resources.

Jeremy Lin, Brooklyn Nets player

Where I live: Gowanus, Brooklyn

Where I give: Center for Family Life

“When I first moved to Brooklyn, I wanted to get involved with an organization that was doing great work with youth in my neighborhood. I turned to Robin Hood Foundation for guidance, since it goes to great lengths to identify the most effective organizations at fighting poverty in New York City. Center for Family Life offers much-needed social services to families in and around Sunset Park, many of whom are first-generation immigrants. I love that it addresses the unique needs of this diverse neighborhood. While visiting its after-school program, I witnessed firsthand the thoughtfulness and passion the leaders put into the programs.”

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