From the foundation website:
In 1997, Rosie O’Donnell established Rosie's For All Kids Foundation, a nonprofit charity, to fulfill a childhood dream of helping kids in need. Since then, the Foundation has supported the construction of 27 childcare centers, known as Cutie PatootieTM Centers in low-income urban areas throughout the United States. The Foundation has also provided funding for childcare tuition subsidies, renovations, equipment, supplies, playground upgrades and staff development through the Early Childhood Care and Education grant program.
The Foundation also supports Rosie’s Broadway Kids (RBKids), an arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts. RBKids serves more than 5,100 students, teachers and their family members at 22 schools in New York City. Eighty percent of students are from low-income families. Using professional teaching artists, RBKids offers classes in dance and music and a professional theater experience for children who might otherwise not have the opportunity. Its goal is to inspire excellence, motivate learning, uplift the human spirit and instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Foundation provided aid and support to displaced children and their families. The Project Katrina Initiative provided direct support in the shelters and grants to other nonprofits. In addition, the Foundation built the first-of-its-kind Children's Plaza & Family Center on the site of the largest FEMA trailer park in Louisiana. The Plaza featured three playgrounds, a spray-ground and two computer labs and served as the base for local organizations to provide Early Head Start, Head Start, after-school, teen, community and social services programs for children and their families.
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