New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer management organization. New York Cares runs vital programs for 1,300 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies to help people in need throughout the five boroughs, and does so at no cost to the recipient organizations. Since 1987, New York Cares has made it easy for all New Yorkers to work together to strengthen the city.

GE Crotonville’s MDC 2016 courses are partnering with NY Cares to help further their mission to support the education of youth and teens in NYC through hands on service days and fundraising.

New York Cares’ 62,000 volunteers are hard at work 365 days a year, teaching children the joy of reading, helping low-income students get into college, providing job training to unemployed men and women, giving companionship to elderly nursing home residents, revitalizing public parks and schools, serving meals to homeless and housebound people, donating coats, and more. Last year, New York Cares helped more than 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers. To learn more, visit www.newyorkcares.org.

Donation Levels/Impact for New York Cares:

  • $25 buys books that volunteers will read as bedtime stories to children at local transitional shelters.

  • $50 keeps 15 New Yorkers warm through the winter with donated coats from the annual New York Cares Coat Drive.

  • $75 equips schools with sports equipment that volunteers use to engage students in physical fitness activities.

  • $100 provides supplies for photography programs in which volunteers encourage creativity and self-expression among at-risk youth.

  • $150 funds toiletry kits for senior citizens that volunteers distribute to impart dignity and promote self-sufficiency.

  • $200 transforms a community garden with raised garden beds built by volunteers.

  • $500 prepares five high school students with personalized instruction and training in SAT skills.