New York Cares

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

  • Bronx

  • Brooklyn

  • Manhattan

  • Queens

  • Staten Island

  • Virtual

    • Adults

    • Community

    • Kids & Teens

    • Other

    Make a gift

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    Help us relieve unfair choices—nutritious meals, warm coats, college prep—for a more equitable NYC. 

    Donate today

    Respond to COVID-19

    Volunteers with face masks looking a list for food deliveries

    New Yorkers step up in times of uncertainty. Volunteers have distributed 56 million meals, made 87,000 calls to isolated New Yorkers, and served more than 395,000 hours since March 2020. Our work continues as long as it's needed.

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    Read Our Annual Report

    2021 Annual Report cover and spread

    Last year, New York Cares met the pandemic-era "new normal" with the same mission: mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service. Learn more about how our city changed but our mission stayed the same.

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