Donate to a Good Cause (or Two)! Our Favorite NYC Charities

At Manhattan Mini Storage, we're proud to support a ton of great causes. We've helped out a lot of great NYC charities and nonprofit organizations over the years, and we do it because we believe in giving back to the city we love.

It can be hard to pick an NYC charity to donate to, if you're not familiar with the nonprofit world. If you're interested in helping out a good cause but can't decide where your help could best be used, we're happy to share some of our favorites!

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For Animal Lovers

PETA - Among other campaigns, PETA works hard to fight the carriage horse trade around Central Park in Manhattan. Donate to PETA to help save carriage horses from a hazardous, inhumane career pulling tourists through traffic in Central Park and Manhattan.

Mighty Mutts - An all-volunteer no-kill animal shelter dedicated to rescuing, nurturing, and rehabilitating stray cats and dogs in New York City. A favorite of one of our General Managers!

Animal Haven - Another nonprofit animal shelter that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the entire Tri-State area. Animal Haven also provides programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.

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For Art Lovers

The Crazy Piano Guy - One of our favorite NYC characters, Colin Huggins (aka the Crazy Piano Guy) makes it his mission to bring joy to others through music. Colin plays his pianos all over New York City, and you can help him maintain his keys with a donation!

Only Make Believe - A nonprofit organization that brings joy to chronically ill children living in New York City's hospitals by creating and performing magical, interactive theater projects.

NYLaughs - An organization dedicated to bringing live comedy out of the clubs and to the people! We love these guys because we know New Yorkers could always use a laugh. Donate to help fund their Laughter in the Park series!

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For Humanitarians

DOROT - A program that helps improve the lives and health of the elderly with food, housing, companionship, education, and cultural programs in New York City.

Partnership for the Homeless - A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping New York City's homeless population by building a "just and equitable society" with solution-oriented programs. We loved working with them on their Toy Drive for Homeless Kids!

Coalition for the Homeless - An organization we worked with to help needy children in New York City get the school supplies they need, the Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and service organization for the homeless.

AID for AIDS - An organization that helps provide access to medications, monitoring, and treatment & prevention education for those living with HIV or AIDS in New York City. We've donated space to help them improve their program offerings!