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NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/16/2014: NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU FOUNDATION

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AKA  NewYorkSaysThankYou.org
New York, NY
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NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/16/2014: NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU FOUNDATION

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Also Known As: NewYorkSaysThankYou.org
Physical Address: New York, NY 10025 
EIN: 20-1554830
Web URL: www.NewYorkSaysThankYou.org 
NTEE Category: T Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking
T50 Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General)
M Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
M20 Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A25 Arts Education/Schools
Year Founded: 2003 
Ruling Year: 2005 


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Mission Statement

The mission of The New York Says Thank You Foundation is to commemorate the love and support given to New Yorkers by Americans from all across the country in the days, weeks, and months following 9/11, by sending volunteers from New York City each year on the 9/11 Anniversary in order to help rebuild communities around the United States affected by natural or man-made disasters.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $1,055,825
Total Expenses $962,629

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Jeff Parness

Profile:

As a serial entrepreneur, board and advisory board member, corporate finance consultant, and Director of Investor Relations for a public company, Jeff Parness has helped to raise over $150 million in private equity and public financing for every stage company from startup through IPO in all market cycles. Jeff founded The New York Says Thank You Foundation in response to his 5-year-old son's desire to send toys to the children who lost their homes in the Southern California wildfires of 2003 and in part to honor the memory of his friend and business partner, Hagay Shefi, who was killed on 9/11.

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Programs

Program: Hurricane Sandy First Responder Rebuilding Fund (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$750,000
Category:
Disaster Relief/Recovery
Population Served:
Other Named Groups
None
None

Program Description:

Originally formed in response to a 5-year-old New York City boy's desire to help children who lost their toys and homes in the Southern California wildfires in October 2003, the New York Says Thank You Foundation organized a cross-country relief drive to San Diego County in November and December 2003 to help the families devastated by the California wildfires. Over 500 New Yorkers and Americans from all across the country participated in our initial efforts. With the help of the Lions Club, the Rodeph Sholom School in New York City, and JetBlue Airways, we were able to outfit a recreation room for the 300 children of Harbison Canyon, CA, a rural community east of San Diego in which 287 of 388 homes burned to the ground in the October 2003 Cedar Fire. On the weekend of September 11, 2004, The New York Says Thank You Foundation sent 14 volunteers from New York - including 11 FDNY firefighters from the Upper West Side of Manhattan - to help rebuild three homes in Harbison Canyon, CA that were lost in the San Diego County wildfires. It was an extraordinary day as we brought together two communities from across the United States -- California wildfire survivors and New York City firefighters -- and enabled them to focus on rebuilding together on the 9/11 Anniversary.

Program Long-Term Success:

Committed to repair/rebuild 200 under-insured homes of active duty FDNY, NYPD, DSNY and volunteer firefighters/EMT.

Program Short-Term Success:

We have completed 63 homes, had over 500 volunteers work over 3000 volunteer hours.

Program Success Monitored by:

ROI - how much value can we add to a first responder home by spending the least amount of money, but having the biggest impact.

Program Success Examples:

Dug ditches around 3 drainage tanks in the front and back yards so as to be able to put new liner around the tank; which would allow for better drainage, 11 volunteers, 6 hours, $50 to complete the job.

Program: THE NATIONAL 9/11 FLAG (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
None
Population Served:
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Program Description:

Destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11 and stitched back together seven years later by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, The National 9/11 Flag is a living testament to the resilience and compassion of the American people. Currently on a journey across America through the 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11, the goal of The National 9/11 Flag Tour is to display this historic flag at leading venues nationwide, to empower local service heroes in all 50 states with the privilege of stitching the flag back to its original 13-stripe format, and to inspire 300 million Americans with the flag’s rich visual history in order to deepen our sense of citizenship and national pride and bolster the spirit of volunteerism on the 9/11 Anniversary and year-round. When complete, The National 9/11 Flag will become a part of the permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center. Restore. Empower. Inspire.

Program Long-Term Success:

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, we completed a 50 State Restoration Tour of the flag. It was restored with the help of over 25m000 Americans who places their stitch in the flag. The National 9/11 Flag was completed in Joplin, Missouri on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and will soon become a part of the permanent exhibit at the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

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Program: 9/11 Anniversary Rebuilds (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
--
Category:
Volunteer Programs
Population Served:
None
None
None

Program Description:

As a way for New Yorkers, First Responders, Ground Zero Construction Works, 9/11 survivors, and families to say "Thank You" for all the love and support given to their City in the weeks and months after 9/11.

Program Long-Term Success:

Over the past 9 years, by engaging disaster survivors as volunteers, New York Says Thank You has helped 12 communities rebuild after disaster.

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Program: 9/12 Generation Project (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$274,470
Category:
Education, General/Other
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
None
None

Program Description:

To promote citizenship, character education and volunteerism in middle and high school age youth through Service-Learning projects focused on disaster-relief, community revitalization, and the arts.

Program Long-Term Success:

Since the launch on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, over 600 schools are registered with The 9/12 Generation Project.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

From an act of extraordinary evil on September 11, 2001, Americans responded with so many acts of extraordinary kindness. People from all across the United States poured into New York City to volunteer, to pay their respects, and to be with us in our darkest moment.
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