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

The New York Cares staff is observing Memorial Day until Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00 am. For project related emergencies, reach us at (212) 402-1102. Thank you for helping us keep New Yorkers fed and supported, no matter the occasion.

Meeting Immediate Needs

New York Cares' Immediate Needs programs are designed to bring companionship, dignity, and financial stability to New Yorkers facing isolation and hardships. Our Immediate Needs programming is primarily focused on addressing hunger and homelessness and enhancing the lives of senior citizens. We believe that food, shelter, and human connection are fundamental rights and that age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or any other factor should not be obstacles to accessing vital services. See below for a selection of our Immediate Needs projects! For a full list of upcoming projects, go to our search page