New York Times Neediest Cases Fund and Children's Aid Help Families In Need

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The end of January marked the close of The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund’s 99th Campaign. The New York Times highlighted stories of families that were helped by the fund through the seven beneficiary agencies. Assistance from The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund is used to help families meet an immediate need such as paying for food, school uniforms, winter clothing or to avoid eviction due to rent arrears. This fundraising campaign has raised more than $8 million annually thanks to the generous donations of its readers.

The Office of Public Policy and Client Advocacy (OPCCA) at The Children’s Aid Society, one of the seven beneficiary agencies of The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, screens requests from needy families and checks their eligibility for public benefits and other subsidies as well as provides legal advice and referrals during eviction proceedings. Thousands of families have benefited from OPPCA's work with The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund.

The Children’s Aid Society has been able to tap into the fund to help many families get through tough times due to job loss or illness. Here are a few cases that were highlighted this season by The New York Times:

One Woman Makes a Home for Many

Losing Wife, Man Becomes Cook and Caretaker to His Sons

Long Living Countries Apart Now Under One Roof

An Orphan in Her Teens, Determined to Get an Education

Click here to access a complete list of the this season's articles featuring The Children's Aid Society. Though the giving season has come to an end, please consider making a donation to The Children’s Aid Society to continue helping New York City’s neediest families.