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

Winter Wishes

Child receiving a New York Cares Winter Wishes package

That's a Wrap for Winter Wishes 2018

Every year, the magic of the holidays reaches tens of thousands of children, teens, and seniors in need through New York Cares' Winter Wishes program. The generosity and thoughtfulness required to give gifts on this scale are unmatched by any of our other projects. This year, 406 volunteer groups and 908 individuals fulfilled 34,374 holiday gift requests from 148 Community Partners. Additionally, donors gave more than $70,000 in support of the program. 

Whether you granted a wish, made a donation, or volunteered to read and sort letters, we thank you for ensuring that so many more New Yorkers had a beautifully wrapped and carefully selected gift to open at the holidays.

But no one says it better than the recipients themselves. Take a look through this collection of touching thank you messages from this year's Winter Wishes partners. 

View 2018 Thank You Messages

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.