Oprah Donates to Newark Nonprofits and Schools

A handful of Newark, New Jersey, nonprofits received some much-needed relief in a time of reduced donations from a surprising benefactor — Oprah Winfrey.

In February, the talk show host and media mogul donated a combined $2 million in charitable gifts to Newark’s Apostles’ House, Robert Treat Academy, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School and Integrity House, a drug rehabilitation program building transitional housing for women, and Newark Now, a community support organization. All the organizations received $500,000 except for Newark Now, a nonprofit founded by Mayor Cory Booker, which received $250,000. The donations, first reported in The Star-Ledger, resulted from a list of organizations in need of additional funding provided to Winfrey by Newark Now.

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