Cooper Cares is the philanthropic arm of Cooper & Cooper Real Estate. We are committed to socially responsible causes and are proud to participate in charitable events throughout New York City. Volunteering our time, we seek to make a difference. We believe community service is important – and endeavor to bring to it the same qualities of excellence and dedication as we do to our work. Below, please find some of the charities, organizations and causes in which we are involved.
Toys For Tots
Cooper & Cooper volunteers our office as a drop-off location for employees, associates, clients, and individuals to donate toys during the holidays. The New York City Toys for Tots Marines collect toys to provide the needy and underprivileged children of New York City a Happy Holiday. Over the 58 years of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Marines have distributed more than 351 million toys for 166 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children during the holiday season.
City Harvest Food Drive
Cooper & Cooper participates in City Harvest canned food drives to help end hunger in communities throughout New York City. Serving New York City for more than 25 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 28 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to nearly 600 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of trucks and bikes as well as volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 300,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal.
NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE (NDI)
Cooper & Cooper is a proud sponsor of NDI, a non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by ballet star Jacques d'Amboise. Through in-school partnerships, workshops, and public performances, NDI uses dance as a catalyst to engage children and motivate them towards excellence. Annually, NDI's programs impact over 40,000 public school students, their parents, teachers and local communities through classes, assemblies, residencies and performances.
EINSTEIN EMERGING LEADERS (EEL)
Cooper & Cooper is a proud EEL Gala Partner, committed to continuing the legacy and raising the profile of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Einstein is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. Through unique hands-on volunteering and educational programs, as well as networking and fundraising opportunities, EEL offers a variety of access points to learn about and get involved in the life-changing work of Einstein.
New York Cares Day
Cooper & Cooper has enjoyed getting messy year after year for this fantastic city-wide event! Congratulations to more than 8,000 caring New Yorkers who took part in New York City's largest day of volunteer service this past year. In just one day they painted hundreds of classrooms and hallways, organized 50 libraries, painted over 400 amazing murals, and much more at 119 public schools city-wide. Thanks to them, more than 88,000 children will find their schools magically transformed into wonderful, vibrant places to learn and grow.
AIDS Walk New York
Cooper & Cooper and tens of thousands walk each May to support GMHC and AIDS Service Organizations for AIDS Walk New York. Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $116 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world. Last year alone, 45,000 participants raised a record sum of over $5.6 million for GMHC and 39 other local AIDS service organizations. To learn more, please visit http://www.aidswalk.net.
Supporting The Arts
Cooper & Cooper is a staunch supporter of the arts, and we are honored to have accomplished actors, dancers, singers, musicians and other creative folks at the firm. C&C sponsored a Chair at the legendary Studio 54 in support of Roundabout Theatre Company’s $32 million capital campaign, Building Partnerships for Artistic Excellence. This storied theatre has been home to the Tony Award-winning production of Cabaret, A Streetcar Named Desire starring John C. Reilly and Natasha Richardson, The Apple Tree starring Kristen Chenoweth, and 110 in the Shade starring Audra McDonald.