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

Stand with Students

Help us address the emotional impacts of COVID-19, provide academic and recreational support, invest resources in schools, and so much more.

A student wearing a crafted cap and gown, smiling and posing for a photo

Send students a simple message: you are not alone.

Rally your friends, family, and coworkers to join us as we stand with students.

More than two years after NYC became the epicenter of the pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 remains. New York Cares keeps showing up for students in every aspect of their lives—education, recreation, resources, and meaningful connections.

We stand with students because:

  • Volunteer-powered programs, virtually and in person, make a real impact on communities.
  • Every student deserves a quality education, the supplies they need to succeed, and a supportive learning environment.
  • Addressing the emotional effects of the pandemic isn't optional; it's essential.


Your donation helps:

  • Run educational programs for students such as virtual story-time, math games, and College Access
  • Provide back-to-school supplies like backpacks, notebooks, rulers, hygiene essentials and more
  • Develop new physical fitness programs for kids like zumba and yoga
  • Introduce social-emotional support resources to students and families


"New York Cares has been a partner of our school community for several years. They are a constant for us, standing by us in good times as well as challenging ones. We had communication with them virtually during the shutdown and they continually assist us in finding solutions when the need arises."
Deborah Casey, Assistant Principal
PS 196K - Brooklyn, NY

2022 Sponsors



Sunshine Foundation | Touchtunes | Bregal Sagemount | Third Republic

Stand with Students is chaired by Keith Grossman, President of TIME.