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For more than 100 years, the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund has helped struggling New Yorkers get back on their feet. As one of seven agencies of the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, FPWA is able to provide assistance to some of Greater New York’s most vulnerable populations through our network of member agencies. Through inspiring stories published daily during the annual campaign, generous readers have donated more than $275 million over the years.

Lakima Lewis, mother of two college students draws wisdom from the Bible and seeks to instill optimism in children, despite health struggles and severe water damage to her apartment. With the help of ‪FPWA‬ and the NY Times ‪‎Neediest Cases‬, Ms. Lewis has a renewed sense of hope and clean new furniture for herself and her children.

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A mother, struggling with her own health and finances, finds help through New Alternatives for Children and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies to provide for her family.

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Impaired vision has kept Cimeron DuBose from working for nearly 20 years. The days could be tedious, but they were also filled with purpose.

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For the past couple of years, Ms. Jackson, a single mother, has been adding to her daily routine. She catches up on reading and homework while commuting or during lunch. At 41, she is a student at the College of New Rochelle and has one semester remaining in the undergraduate communications program.

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Julio Mattos, 15, trains at World Class Boxing Gym in the Bronx, where he has found a positive outlet for his anger over being bullied at school.

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