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

Holiday Programs

Engage your employees in the spirit of giving by participating in special volunteer opportunities with New York Cares this holiday season.

Fulfill the wishes of low-income children, teens, families and seniors who may not otherwise receive a holiday gift by participating in our Winter Wishes program. Companies are invited to request Winter Wishes letters in bulk or to volunteer with New York Cares to screen and catalog incoming letters.

Give the gift of warmth to thousands of New Yorkers who are desperately in need during the winter season. Companies are invited to collect and sort coats, which are distributed to recent immigrants, seniors on fixed incomes and homeless men, women, children and infants.

Additional Opportunities

New York Cares also provides a range of volunteer opportunities related to Martin Luther King Day of Service, National Volunteer Week and September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

To get your corporate group involved in our holiday programs, submit a corporate inquiry here.


Our Annual Impact


holiday gifts are given through our Winter Wishes program


coats are distributed to men, women and children in need through our Coat Drive