Preparing Homeless Children to Return to School

NYC Public School kids return to their classrooms on September 8. Generally, back to school time is filled with both sadness of summer coming to an end, and excitement regarding the start of a new chapter and connecting with friends. Yet for some of New York’s most vulnerable groups, those living with extreme poverty, returning [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Charity Work, Children, Homelessness, National, National Charities, New York City, Philanthropy, Volunteering|Comments Off on Preparing Homeless Children to Return to School

Spotlight on Coalition for the Homeless

As the oldest non-for-profit advocacy and direct service organization focused on homelessness in the United States, Coalition for the Homeless, has taken part in landmark litigation to protect the rights of homeless people, including the right to shelter and the right to vote. Since 1981 the Coalition for Homeless has worked to help those that [...]

Spotlight on Learning Leaders

Learning Leaders, formally the New York City School Volunteer Program, is a nonprofit organization based in New York City that is dedicated to engaging families and communities to support student success. Founded in 1956, the organization runs many family and community engagement programs in order to help New York City’s public school students. Their mission [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Charity Work, Homelessness, National Charities, Volunteering|0 Comments

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 [...]

New York Charities that Help Children

There are hundreds of philanthropic organizations in New York City. Anyone hoping to help out a charity might not know which organization makes the most or best impact. This list highlights six outstanding charities who work specifically with children. All of them have multiple ways that you can get involved, whether it be on a [...]

Why Charity Work is Important

  The positive effects of charity work are known worldwide. Whether you are working directly in your community or for a country that is halfway around the world, you can make a positive impact on another person’s life. While there are many different types of charities, from healthcare related ones to ones that focus on [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|Charity Work, Volunteering|0 Comments