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

    Woman wearing rain poncho distributing bags of rice

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

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    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.

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    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 53 million meals, made 86,000 calls to isolated New Yorkers, and served more than 341,000 hours since March 2020. Our work continues as long as it's needed.

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