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


Browse the resources below for tips on fundraising, recruiting team members, and sharing your excitement around New York Cares Day for Schools or download the FULL Cares Day Toolkit.

Have additional questions? We're here to help. Check out our FAQs page or reach out to a member of our team at

Fundraising 101

5 Keys to Fundraising
Read a list of fundraising basics.

Fundraising Ideas That Work
Read tips that guarantee fundraising success.

8 Steps to Meet Your Goal
Step by step guide to setting goals and making it happen.

Goal Setting Template
Download an outline to help you set your goals.

How to Ask for Money
It's not the easiest question to ask, learn how with this guide.

How to Host a Fundraising Event
A quick guide to hosting a fun and successful event.

Fundraising Email Templates
Follow our guide for a simple and effective fundraising email.

Recruiting team members

Cares Day Team Leader Guide
Read through this training guide for everything you need to know about being a Cares Day leader.

Registering Your Team
Read our guide for managing your team online.

Building a Strong Cares Day Team
Tips on how to stir up interest and build excitement among your network.

Team Member Recruitment Samples
Recruiting for your team can be tough. Get started with our sample emails.

New York Cares Day for Schools Posters
Print and post these customizable posters to help build your team.


Social Media Templates 
See sample text to share on social media.

Social Media Graphics
Browse our gallery of photos to share on social media.

Policies & waivers

Youth Volunteer Policy
Volunteering with your family? Review our policy about bringing children.

Parental Consent Form
Print and sign this form if your child (under age 18) will participate in Cares Day for Schools.