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

Ways to participate

Grant a wish

Request a letter from a child or teen and fulfill their holiday gift request. Select whether you would like to grant 5 or more wishes a group or individual wishes through our Amazon WishlistRemember, each letter comes with approximately a $40 commitment.

Donate to Winter Wishes

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 today!

Request Gifts

To deepen relationships with our existing Community Partners, our outreach efforts for the Winter Wishes application focus primarily on past Winter Wishes participants and other New York Cares Community Partners.

We continue to strive to capture the interests and needs of New York City agencies. Please visit our Nonprofits and Schools page to request future volunteer support or to be placed on our Community Partner wait list to ensure we can reach out once programming becomes available.

We also encourage you to refer to this New York City Holiday Drives and Resources document to connect with other gift drives happening in the city. New York Cares is not directly affiliated with these organizations, so please contact the organization listed directly for more information on their program.