About: FG Cares
FG Cares is our way of giving back to the communities we care about in New York City and around the world. The Funny Garbage core values of excellence, integrity, and fostering creative self-expression is infused in our everyday culture and conscious. We make a difference and embrace the credo of think global, act local.
FG Cares About Stopping HIV/AIDS
Funny Garbage CEO John Carlin started our sister company, the Red Hot Organization, to fight HIV/AIDS through pop culture. Over the years we have supported and inspired each other in innumerable ways and are proud that Red Hot has donated over 10 million dollars for HIV/AIDS relief and awareness campaigns around the world. Sit back, listen to some amazing music, and support the cause for the cure!
FG Cares About Clean Air
Through our support of Million Trees NYC, Funny Garbage is keeping it green. Bette Midler’s NY Restoration Project in collaboration and the NYC Parks Department have come together in this initiative to plant a million trees in our hometown of New York City! To thank our clients, Funny Garbage donates a tree for every new project we engage. Now, take a deep breath and enjoy working with us!
FG Cares About Preserving American History
Coney Island USA, a Brooklyn based not for profit arts organization, is dedicated to preserving historical American amusement park culture and provides a curriculum of live theater, history and art to tourists and locals, including over 100,000 low income New Yorkers. Funny Garbage provides design and interactive production services to CIUSA and FG creative director Fred Kahl, AKA the Great Fredini, serves on the Executive Committee of the organization's Board of Directors.
FG Cares About Feeding New Yorkers
The number of people living below the poverty line has increased significantly over the past couple years, as has the number of children and adults that are hungry in this country and around the world. To help make a difference, Funny Garbage rally’s our community to support the annual City Harvest Food Drive by reaching out to our employees and neighboring businesses to gather food for less fortunate New Yorkers.
FG Cares About Artistic Self-Expression
Through Coney Island USA, Funny Garbage supports the Mermaid Parade; one of America’s largest art parades, held annually in Coney Island to celebrate the summer solstice. FG has donated design and interactive services and has supported it’s annual fundraising gala for over 15 years.
FG Cares About Keeping New Yorkers Warm
Our annual collection for NY Cares Coat Drive provides dozens of warm coats for at risk New Yorkers, all culled from the closets of our staff, friends, and neighbors.