NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The producers of the "12-12-12" concert, which was presented by Chase, announced that the Robin Hood Foundation will distribute the first $50M of initial proceeds for "12-12-12" to organizations helping to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. Fundraising efforts have included ticket sales, sponsorships, telephone and web donations and merchandise with additional money still coming in and being distributed to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Additional "12-12-12" contributions and proceeds from online auctions of exclusively signed memorabilia, iTunes sales - which peaked at #1 on the iTunes chart as a pre-order, U.S. network broadcast of concert, DVD and CD sales, as well as continuing merchandise sales and additional revenue streams are expected.
"The money raised to date is going right to hundreds of organizations in the tri-state area serving those who need it most. Robin Hood has already begun granting the funds for Sandy relief. We are continuing to raise funds through various ongoing sales opportunities and donations and we urge people to continue to contribute," said David Saltzman, executive director, Robin Hood Foundation.The concert was produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company. It was presented by Chase. The most up to date information on "12-12-12" can be found by visiting www.121212concert.org . The "12-12-12" logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=15957
CONTACT: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Angel Aristone / AngelAristone@clearchannel.com 212.377.7802 The Madison Square Garden Company Mikyl Cordova / firstname.lastname@example.org 212-631-4337 The Weinstein Company Dani Weinstein / email@example.com 212-845-8639 Robin Hood Foundation Patty Smith / firstname.lastname@example.org 212-844-3562 Chase Melissa Shuffield / email@example.com 212.270.5730