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

    Spread Warmth

    Woman looking for a coat at a 2018 Coat Drive event.

    Everyone deserves to be warm. Provide warmth to New Yorkers most impacted by COVID-19. Every $25 donated provides a new coat + 10 meals for someone in need.

    Get Involved

    Support NYC Students

    Volunteers working with students on a STEM project

    NYC public school students and families have returned to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. But children are still coping with the trauma, uncertainty, and learning loss left from the pandemic. New York Cares pledges to Stand with Students by providing much-needed school supplies and volunteer-powered programs in reading, math, art, fitness, and social emotional learning. 

    Stand with Us

    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 49 million meals, made 82,000 calls to isolated New Yorkers, and served more than 301,000 hours since March 2020. Our work continues as long as it's needed.

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