This past year marked our 29th Annual Winter Wishes Program. Each year, New York Cares collects and reads tens of thousands of letters from hundreds of our Community Partners, including homeless shelters, schools, and nonprofit organizations. After careful consideration, each wish is matched with a volunteer who will purchase, wrap, and send their gifts directly to our Community Partners. These random acts of kindness enable thousands of less fortunate New Yorkers to experience the magic of the holiday season in a way that is personal and from the heart.
Once the program comes to an end, our offices are flooded by gestures of gratitude. Take a look at a selection of this year's thank you letters.