The Children’s Aid Society is proud to be one of seven New York City charities that benefit from the Neediest Cases Fund, the annual campaign begun in 1911 by the publisher of the New York Times. Every year since then, the Fund has provided relief for emergency needs, including food, clothing, rent and utilities.
As they work with families in high poverty neighborhoods across New York City, our staff members can apply for this special funding all year long on behalf of their clients. In many cases, the Fund helps stabilize families in times of crisis or supports children who lack basic necessities.
Through January, the Times will feature stories in print and online that highlight the struggles of families who got help from the Neediest Cases Fund.
You can read stories featuring Children’s Aid clients and staff through the links below. You can donate to the Fund through The New York Times website.
Comatose, Then Homeless: ‘My Closest Friend Has Been Pain’ (2/6/2017)
Stepping Out of the Ring While Rolling With the Punches (1/19/2017)
Becoming a Confident College Student, With the Help of an ‘Angel’ (1/10/2017)
A Young Mother’s Solitary, Uphill Struggle (1/5/17)
For a Mother With Big Dreams, Two Forbidden Words: ‘I Can’t’ (1/4/2017)
A Mother Overcomes Obstacles by Focusing on Her Children (1/3/2017)
Bypassing Stigma to Take Care of Herself and Her Daughter (12/27/2016)
Trading the ‘Ugliness’ of Drugs and Jail for Motherhood and College (12/18/16)
Help Through Foster Care, Toward a Career of Helping Others (12/16/16)
A New Immigrant Hopes for a Culinary Career (12/8/2016)
Despite Cancer Diagnosis and Husband’s Death, Keeping a Positive Outlook (12/6/2016)
Pursuing a Dream in Film, With Tips From Spike Lee (12/3/2016)
A Woman Sees Education as a Path to a Better Life for Her Daughter (11/29/16)
Neediest Cases Fund Opens 105th Campaign (11/12/2016)
A Childhood Crush Comes Back Into View in New York (1/18/2016)
When She Gets Into the Kitchen, a Young Woman Gets ‘in the Zone’ (1//10/2016)