On Cares Day, nearly 4,000 volunteers worked in 69 schools and applied 4,000 gallons of paint, planted 12,000 bulbs, created 400 murals, and demonstrated that an entire city is committed to its students. We're still working toward our $125,000 goal to support our education programs and you can donate to one of our volunteer teams currently raising money or you can donate to Cares Day as a whole.
A good education is key to setting NYC students up for success, but the statistics show that there's much more work to be done.
New York Cares has strong relationships with hundreds of public schools and deploys trained volunteers who change the lives of thousands of children each year.
Through the power of our volunteers, we are able to engage kids, their parents, community members, neighborhood organizations, and more - all the elements required to move the needle forward on educational outcomes for NYC students. Highlights from the past year include:
Demand for all of our education programs remains high, however, and your financial support and volunteer energy on New York Cares Day for Schools allows us to expand these services and reach more young people.