New York Times Neediest Cases

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2016/17 Results

Through our storytelling and the generosity of our global community, The New York Times 2016-2017 Neediest Cases Fund campaign raised contributions totaling $6,177,624.52. Eight charities benefitted directly from these donations.

In our first year of collaborating with GoFundMe, the Fund received donations from all 50 states and from 15 countries. Our goal for the 2017-2018 campaign is to raise $7 million. You can donate before the official start date, and 100 percent of your contributions will go to support the eight organizations.

To read past articles, visit The Neediest Cases Fund page .


About The Neediest Cases Fund


Established in 1911 by Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of The New York Times, the Neediest Cases Fund has raised over $294 million since its inception.

In its 106th year, the Fund has provided direct assistance to those who are facing tough times in New York and beyond. We’re excited about this year’s campaign, which officially begins on Oct. 15, 2017, and will run through Jan. 12, 2018.

Many of the profiles in The New York Times featured an individual or family who benefited from the Fund and illustrated the difference that even a modest amount of money can make to those who are less fortunate. The money is distributed through the Fund’s eight participating organizations, often in small amounts targeted to specific needs.

The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Neediest Cases Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Federal Identification Number: 13-6066063. A copy of the Neediest Cases Fund's latest annual financial report may be obtained, upon request, from the Fund or from the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271.


Beneficiary Organizations


Brooklyn Community Services

Brooklyn Community Services provides early-childhood and after-school education, youth development, child abuse prevention services, job training and services for people with mental illness and those who are disabled. It has 25 locations throughout Brooklyn, including the Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service, where at-risk students receive on-the-job training. Money raised through the Neediest Cases Fund goes to support one-time needs and service development.


Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York was founded in 1917, and is currently a federation of around 90 charitable agencies in the New York area, serving up to 400,000 people every year. The organization focuses primarily on children, while supporting families coping with hunger, homelessness and other hardships. The organization also works to welcome new immigrants to the U.S., including refugees hoping to make New York their home.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens started in 1899 with a concentration on child welfare, serving families in need, particularly those in immigrant communities. While the organization continues to assist immigrants, it has expanded its mission to include, among other things, aiding those with mental illness and housing homeless people. Money raised through the Neediest Cases Fund goes largely to emergency relief services, especially housing assistance.


Children’s Aid

Children’s Aid was founded in 1853, and is linked to the development of the American child welfare system. Today, the society focuses on early education, health and wellness, family and home, and social and emotional development at more than 50 locations across the five boroughs and in Westchester County, N.Y. Money raised through the Neediest Cases Fund provides children with sundry items, from prom dresses to textbooks, that help them live normal lives.


Community Service Society

Community Service Society was founded when two nonprofits merged in 1939: the Charity Organization Society, founded in 1882, and the Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor, in 1843. CSS helps young people make the transition from school to work, ensuring that they have the tools and knowledge to enter the job market and begin a successful career.


FPWA

The FPWA was founded in 1922, and includes 175 member agencies throughout the city and in Westchester. The FPWA has members of the Catholic, Jewish and Muslim faiths, as well as secular organizations. The groups provide services that including child abuse prevention, help for former convicts re-entering society and H.I.V./AIDS support.


International Rescue Committee

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee’s mission is to restore health, safety, education and economic well-being to people affected by conflict and disaster. It works in 29 cities across the United States and in more than 40 countries. In 2016, more than 23 million people around the world benefited from the efforts of the committee and its partners.


UJA-Federation of New York

UJA-Federation of New York was founded in 1917, and for 100 years has responded during major events: helping to settle immigrants, rebuilding Jewish life after the Holocaust, supporting Israel, rescuing and resettling Soviet Jews and helping New York City recover after both Hurricane Sandy and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. UJA supports a global network of more than 80 core partners and hundreds of other nonprofits that serve New Yorkers of all backgrounds, and Jewish communities worldwide every day.
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With many thanks for your generous contributions and warm sentiments during the 2017-2018 fundraising season, we bring you our final update of this campaign.

“Ingrid Batista scooped up her 4-year-old daughter Alexia. ‘Hola, mi reina,’ she said, covering her with kisses. The ‘reina’ — Spanish for ‘queen’ — slid from her mother’s arms and divided her attention between a Disney show and a blue basket on the floor, which she used to crown herself. Her identical twin sister, Elexia, watched her play from a purple chair.

The sisters, who both have Down syndrome and are on the autism spectrum, cannot talk or hear, but Ms. Batista spoke a steady stream of affirmations to them.”

Read the full story by Emily Palmer: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/nyregion/on-her-own-raising-twin-princesses-with-special-needs.html

Leer en español: https://www.nytimes.com/es/2017/11/22/neediest-cases-gemelas-sindrome-down-autismo/

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More highlights from this year’s coverage:

He Wanted to Stay Sober. So He Surround Himself with Drinkers.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/09/nyregion/he-wanted-to-stay-sober-so-he-surrounded-himself-with-drinkers.html

On the Surface and Underneath, a Syrian Boy Carries the Scars of War
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/21/nyregion/on-the-surface-and-underneath-a-syrian-boy-carries-the-scars-of-war.html

A Mother’s Determination Withstands Years of Tumult
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/06/nyregion/a-mothers-determination-withstands-years-of-tumult.html

A Single Mother Had Nowhere to Go. Now She Has ‘A Place of My Own.’
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/nyregion/a-single-mother-had-nowhere-to-go-now-she-has-a-place-of-my-own.html

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For all New York Times Neediest Cases coverage, please visit: https://www.nytimes.com/column/neediest-cases
Cinthya Santos Briones for the NYT
Cinthya Santos Briones for the NYT
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“The man would not leave Jacqueline Torres alone.

He had harassed and stalked her every day for two years. He broke into her apartment and beat her, her lawyer would later tell a judge. Ms. Torres was so frightened that she quit nursing classes and a secretarial job to avoid him. When she told him she was marrying someone else, he threatened to kill her, she said.

That was when Ms. Torres decided to get a gun.”

Read the full story by Emily Palmer: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/30/nyregion/it-was-his-life-or-mine-a-drastic-plan-altered-her-course.html

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More stories from the last week:

Onstage, Escaping the Pain of Her Childhood
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/nyregion/onstage-escaping-the-pain-of-her-childhood.html

Seeing More Than ‘Just Another Missing Teenager From the Bronx’
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/seeing-more-than-just-another-missing-teenager-from-the-bronx.html

Making a Home Her Own, and a Refuge for Others
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/nyregion/making-a-home-her-own-and-a-refuge-for-others.html

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For more New York Times Neediest Cases coverage, please visit: https://www.nytimes.com/column/neediest-cases
Joshua Bright for the New York Times
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“When Charline Ogbeni tells the story of her life, words pour forth like coffee beans from a torn burlap bag.

She brims with the confidence of someone who is successful and with the excitement of her drive to achieve more.

For someone as outgoing as Mrs. Ogbeni, it is hard to believe she once considered herself shy and insecure.

But much has changed for Mrs. Ogbeni, 28, since she was featured in an article about The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund in February 2008.”

Read that article from 2008 here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/nyregion/08neediest.html

Read the full story by Christopher Mele: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/25/nyregion/a-neediest-cases-beneficiary-celebrates-giving-back.html

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More stories from the last week:

Seeing an Opening to Leave Her Husband, She Took It and Didn’t Look Back
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/nyregion/seeing-an-opening-to-leave-her-husband-she-took-it-and-didnt-look-back.html

Breaking the Hold of Drugs to Earn the Embrace of Her Children
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/nyregion/breaking-the-hold-of-drugs-to-earn-the-embrace-of-her-children.html

Conquering Her Mobility Obstacles With An Upbeat Attitude
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/nyregion/conquering-her-mobility-obstacles-with-an-upbeat-attitude.html

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For more New York Times Neediest Cases coverage, please visit: https://www.nytimes.com/column/neediest-cases
Christian Hansen for the New York Times
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“Sitting in front of a canvas, Linda Riveros paused to consider her next brush stroke.

She stretched her leg toward a cup of paintbrushes and gripped one with the two largest toes on her right foot. She dipped the brush in paint, lifted her foot to eye level and continued to fill in the palm tree on the canvas.
Ms. Riveros, who was born without arms, was creating art here this month for her first solo exhibition, ‘Painting With My Feet.’”
Read the full story by Jonathan Wolfe: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/24/nyregion/painting-with-her-feet-an-artist-expresses-who-i-am.html

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More stories from the last week:
A Sudanese Refugee Brings a Taste of Home to the U.S:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/27/nyregion/a-sudanese-refugee-brings-a-taste-of-home-to-the-us.html

Pulling Herself Up, Through New Jobs and College
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/26/nyregion/promise-rone-neediest-cases.html


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For more New York Times Neediest Cases coverage, please visit: https://www.nytimes.com/column/neediest-cases
Tony Cenicola for the The New York Times
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