Giving Back

RTM is committed to serving our community and giving back often.

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Giving Back

RTM is committed to serving our community and giving back often. Through event fundraising campaigns, we are working hard to donate and also create new opportunities for our partners to contribute to meaningful and important causes!

Educational Alliance brings together and partners with diverse communities in Lower Manhattan, offering individuals and families high-quality, multi-generational programs and services that enhance their well-being and socioeconomic opportunities.

As we have for 130 years, we offer best-in-class programming—now across 15 sites—focusing on a mix of education, health and wellness, arts and culture, and civic engagement. Educational Alliance’s network of community centers includes the 14th Street Y, the Center for Recovery and Wellness, the Manny Cantor Center, the Sirovich Center, and Educational Alliance Community Schools.

RTM is proud to be partnering with Education Alliance to host a Pumpkin Painting Party at PS/MS 140 this year! PS/MS 140 provides expanded learning opportunities to students in Grades K-5 on the Lower East Side through a community schools partnership with Educational Alliance. Students participating in expanded learning time are involved in a wide range of activities, including visual arts and crafts, and community service activities. Educational Alliance’s program at PS/MS140 is also a Boys and Girls Club of America site.

RTM is proud to be partnering with the Kids in Need Foundation this year in order to provide hundreds of children with backpacks filled with school supplies and to directly support classrooms in economically challenged communities across the country.

About Kids In Need Foundation – The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995, has distributed $1 billion in school supplies, directly benefiting more than 6 million students and nearly 200,000 teachers in 2018. For more information, visit, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KidsInNeed

RTM supports the National Center for Learning Disabilities

We are excited to share with you that, once again, our Delegates and Advisory Board have selected the "National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)" as the charity that RTM will be supporting in 2018!

NCLD empowers the 1 in 5 of us with learning and attention issues to succeed in school, at work and in life. Through our initiatives and with the expertise of our renowned Professional Advisory Board, NCLD creates programs, research and practical resources to reduce stigma, promote self-advocacy skills and mobilize a powerful force of knowledgeable advocates to create real change. Visit for more information and find free resources for parents at

RTM Business Group is helping Kick Childhood Cancer!

At our 2017 Fall K-12 Education and CIO Congress events in Orlando, RTM partnered with MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative at our Theme Night Dinner, to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Oncology Group (COG).

Why childhood cancer?

  • Every day, 41 children are diagnosed with cancer
  • 1 out of 5 children who are diagnosed with cancer dies
  • 3 out of 5 who survive children’s cancer suffer late-effects, such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.
  • Across all ages, ethnic and socio-economic groups, cancer remains the number one cause of death by disease in children.

Children's Oncology Group is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research, uniting more than 9,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals around the world.

SHARE! We encourage you to support the campaign by posting images with your Kick Childhood Cancer scarf, or other favorite club scarf, on Instagram and Twitter using #ScarvesUp to celebrate Scarftember. MLS WORKS will make a donation to Children’s Oncology Group for each post that includes the hashtag.

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