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

Press Releases & News

Find the latest news and press releases about New York Cares’ efforts toward meeting the pressing needs of the community.

New York Cares in the News

Finding the Heart of New Yorkers
Straus News. August 17, 2016
A client of our computer basics program starts her own business with the support and guidance of our strong volunteer community.

Focusing on volunteer connection, measuring engagement can help increase ranks, leaders say
Crain's Detroit Business. June 27, 2016
New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley expounds on volunteer engagement and metrics for success at the Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Detroit.

Volunteer with children at these youth-assisting organizations
Time Out New York. April 19, 2016
Discover the organizations that are helping NYC youth find shelter, improve academically and even learn how to rock out.

Thousands of volunteers join up to make grass greener in NYC parks for annual New York Cares Day Spring
New York Daily News. April 16, 2016
Armed with rakes, shovels, trash bags, and paintbrushes, more than 4,000 volunteers took to the city’s parks and gardens to spruce up the public spaces ahead of the summer season.

New York Cares Day Spring
NBC New York. March 11, 2016
New York Cares' Gary Bagley and HSBC's Peter Tavolacci, preview this year’s New York Cares Day Spring and discuss how you can get involved.

These mistakes cost many students their shot at college financial aid
Market Watch. March 7, 2016
New York Cares has already helped more than 900 families with the process their FAFSA application this year.

92 New York City High Schools to Give No-Fee SAT on Wednesday
The New York Times. March 1, 2016
Schools partner with New York Cares to give their students the help they need to excel on the SAT.

The Encore Movement
The NonProfit Times. February, 3, 2016
Baby Boomer volunteers at New York Cares have increased more than 30 percent in the last five years.

New York Cares Coat Drive Meets it Goal for Donations
NY 1. February 2, 2016
Despite an unseasonably warm start to the winter, the New York Cares Coats Drive reached its goal for the season.

It should remain a warm winter: New York Cares collected record number of coats
Crain's New York. February 1, 2016
New York Cares receives more than 100,000 coats, the most since Superstorm Sandy.

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Press Releases

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:45pm

New York Cares announced that it has collected 106,000 warm winter coats as part of its 30th Annual Coat Drive, which marks the distribution of more than two million coats to date. With special emphasis this year on supporting the rising number of NYC Community School students living in temporary housing, New York Cares ensured these students and families received 10,000 coats.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:45pm

New York Cares announced the official launch of its 30th Annual Coat Drive on November 15th, 2018. The launch marked the distribution of the two millionth coat to date – one of tens of thousands of winter coats to go to New York City’s homeless community this year.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:30pm

Thousands of volunteers worked to revitalize more than 35 high-need public schools across all five boroughs in New York City on October 20, 2018, during the annual New York Cares Day for Schools.

Media Inquiries

Erica Lockwood
Director of Marketing & Communications, or call (212) 402-1680
Julia Tomkins
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