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October 10, 2013
The Doe Fund Receives 2013 New York Enterprise Report Nonprofit of the Year Award

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 10, 2013 – For the past eight years, the New York Enterprise Report (NYER) has recognized the tri-state area’s top small businesses for their accomplishments.  On Wednesday, The Doe Fund received the New York Enterprise Report’s  2013 Nonprofit of the Year Award in the presence of some of New York’s most well-regarded small businesses.  The award is presented every year to a nonprofit which takes a unique approach to serving those in need throughout the New York metropolitan area.  Three nonprofits were selected as finalists out of dozens of applicants for each category. 

Best known for its award-winning program, Ready, Willing & Able, which keeps more than 150 miles of New York City streets clean and green as part of a transitional employment program for formerly homeless and incarcerated men, The Doe Fund was honored for its work in providing opportunities to those in need.  The organization maintains several revenue-generating businesses to provide formerly homeless program participants with critical employment training opportunities, while simultaneously providing services to the city. 

“We are proud to be in such good company in being nominated for this award,” said George McDonald, Founder and President of The Doe Fund,  “We thank the New York Enterprise Report for recognizing the hard work of The Doe Fund’s ‘men in blue’—not just in keeping New York City clean and green for all who live and work here, but more importantly reintegrating into their communities as tax-paying citizens and fathers to their children.  This award is a great reminder that New Yorkers stand behind the men in blue.” 

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