New York Cares

Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

230,341 year-round volunteers.
6 million hours of service to NYC.

Whether by giving your time or financial support, you've played a part in New York Cares' enormous impact over the past 30 years. You've reached out a helping hand, spent time with others, and tackled issues that affect us all.

Now, we're raising $1 for every New Yorker who's served on our year-round programs so we can go even further. We are calling on every single volunteer, donor, and partner to donate to ensure that the next 30 years are full of hope.


Snapshots of impact from 30 years of service.

Annual totals from a few key moments in New York Cares' history.

30th Anniversary Circle

Platinum Donors


Kathy Behrens and Gerry O'Reilly

Marni and William Cohen 

Andra and John B. Ehrenkranz

Nancy Sands

Lori and Lawrence Spiegel

Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Taubman

Julie Turaj and Robert Pohly

Gold Donors

Carol and Michael Graham

Janet S. Zagorin

Silver Donors

Elizabeth Rabii Cribbs & Derek Cribbs

Joyce and Chris Frost

Gus Garcia

Meg Goble

Todd Hollander

Debra Putzer

Joshua Silver


What They're Saying

"I left that day feeling like I made a difference, at least for a little while, in someone's life. That's why I volunteer."

Craig Shafer -
New York Cares Team Leader


"New York Cares allows us to accomplish so much more than we could ever accomplish on our own."

Phillip Kellogg -
Nonprofit Partner


“Working with New York Cares makes the impossible a reality. The helping hands and willingness to assist with creating a welcoming and safe school environment have inspired school staff, students, and community members to continue to believe that we are not forgotten.”

Claudia Aguirre -
PS 149 M - Sojourner Truth