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.

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"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

Thank you for standing with students

During the 2021-2022 academic school year, Stand with Students once again demonstrated how caring New Yorkers—volunteers, donors, and community partners—come together to show New York City public school students that they're not alone.  

Together, we...

  • Packed and distributed 15,000 backpacks filled with school supplies and hygiene essentials
  • Provided warmth to 10,000 students across New York City Community Schools
  • Granted 11,000 winter wishes to make the holidays brighter for kids and teens
  • Served 45,000 children across New York Cares in-person and virtual programs (from early education to college access)


Help us Kickstart Stand with Students 2022-2023

Planning for next school year is well underway! We're standing with students—both in-person and virtually—preparing a new slate of academic and engagement opportunities for the fall. This August, we're coming together to pack more than 10,000 backpacks to kickstart a year dedicated to addressing the long-lasting learning gap caused by COVID-19. Donate now and #StandWithStudents all year long.


2021 Sponsors

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HSBC Bank USA | Mazars | Clifford Chance | Citrin Cooperman | Cigna | Langan | Tailwind Capital | rag & bone | Orion Innovation | WeWork | Comcast NBCUniversal | WebMD | American Eagle | Centerview Partners | Neuberger Berman

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