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

Winter Wishes

Child receiving a New York Cares Winter Wishes package

Winter Wishes 2018 Update

We are thrilled to announce that due to an overwhelming response, registration for Winter Wishes 2018 is officially closed. Between hundreds of caring New Yorkers and generous corporations, all 35,000 letters have been claimed.

Thank you once again for volunteering to grant the wishes of thousands of your neighbors this holiday season.

Stay tuned for updates on additional gift-giving opportunities as we match volunteers with letters over the next few weeks.

Support the Program

While gift giving is at the heart of the Winter Wishes, we cannot keep this program running without your financial support.

Make a donation to Winter Wishes

Remind a Child that They're Special

Our incredible children's projects introduce these young moldable minds to museums, science games, and epic books in every borough.

Questions about Winter Wishes

2018 Sponsors

Winter Wishes is generously sponsored by Julie Turaj and Rob Pohly.