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

New York Cares Day for Schools

Cares Dav volunteers with paint

New York Cares Day for Schools is supporting 15 of our closest school partners. Every day, the principals of these schools have to make tough decisions on where to spend their limited funds. As a result, things that we know improve the learning environment - like a new coat of paint in the entrance, an inspiring STEM-themed mural, a well-tended school garden - can get deprioritized.

Your volunteer support on this day will help make sure those projects get the attention they deserve.

There are two ways to get involved:

Volunteer on Cares Day

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to paint, garden, and maybe even build some (Ikea) furniture.

Pick a school that you want to support and sign up.

Fundraise for our Schools

You can help us support these and the 209 other NYC public schools we partner with year-round by fundraising for our education programs. Any money you raise will help volunteers provide tutoring, physical activity, and parent engagement support to thousands of students across the city.

Start your fundraising campaign now!