Daniel Neiditch’s Blog

Understanding Homelessness

Many people think of homeless people as dirty. They imagine them walking around with shopping carts filled to the brim with things that they have collected from trash cans. While, yes, there are some homeless people who fit this description, this is a generalization that doesn’t fit every homeless person. Every person who is currently living on the streets has a different story of how they got there. You will never know their past unless you take the time to talk to them. Some people panhandling on the corner could have spent time serving our country abroad or could have been kicked out by their [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|

Spotlight on Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Since 1904 Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City has helped over 100,000 needy children. It is one of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organizations in the United States. There are many different programs within the organization, the biggest one being the Traditional Mentoring Program, where kids aged 7-17 are paired up with an adult mentor. Other programs include the 9/11 Together We Stand Program where children who lost a parent or a close relative in the World Trade Center attacks are provided long-term help, the New American Partnership, which helps first generation youth Americans navigate a new world and culture, the Young [...]

By | February 3rd, 2016|

Why We Should Care About Underprivileged Children

For some people, giving to charity isn’t on the top of their to-do list. They don’t understand what the point is and they might even believe that their money won’t be used for any good. But they are wrong. If you have the financial means to do so, giving to charity is one of the most important things that you can do. Especially when that charity is working to help underprivileged children. Children are our future. Without them, our country and our world would go nowhere. Not only will giving to charities that help children benefit the children themselves, but it will also positively affect [...]

By | January 15th, 2016|

Facts About Child Homelessness in New York City

There is no accurate measure of the population of New York City’s unsheltered homeless. As a result, we aren’t able to truly gauge the homeless problem. Nevertheless, as a result of the people living in shelters and educated estimates, we are able to get what we believe to be an accurate representation. Child homeless makes up a large percentage of the New York City homeless population. Almost forty percent of homeless people in New York City are children (The Children’s Aid Society). According to the Huffington Post, as of March 2015 there are a record number of homeless children in New York City. The Coalition [...]

By | January 13th, 2016|

Organizations that Help the Homeless of New York City

As my previous blog post explains, homelessness is a significant problem in New York City. With over 60,000 homeless people in New York City, something clearly needs to be done about this issue. Luckily there are many non-profit organizations that specifically aim to help the homeless population in the city. The work that they do helps to ensure that these people are fed, have proper clothing and toiletries, and have a warm and safe place to sleep at night. There are even some charities that work to help homeless people get jobs! Below is a list of some of the work that charities in New [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|

Homelessness in New York City

Homelessness is an experience that every New Yorker has shared- either you know someone who has been homeless, you have been homeless, or you have seen someone who is homeless on a sidewalk or in the subway. According to the coalition for the homeless, in recent years homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The number of homeless New Yorkers sleeping in shelters each night is 85 percent higher than it was ten years ago. In September 2015, over 60,000 homeless people sleep in NYC shelters each night. Out of those 60,000 people over 42,000 [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|