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.
FPWA grant recipient Sandra Parker is a grandmother who, despite dealing with her own health challenges, is also raising her five grandchildren. Ms. Parker explains how she wants to give her grandchildren the same unconditional love that she received from an aunt who raised her. FPWA is happy to have helped Ms. Parker's apartment feel like home with the purchase of new furniture, made possible by the NY Times Neediest Cases.Continue Reading
This is an amazing story of strength about FPWA grant recipient Linda Ragoo, thanks to the NY Times Neediest Cases. Linda received a grant from us for an air conditioner that was paramount to her health. However, with all of her health and life challenges, Linda managed to maintain her sense of humor. Laughter is what has helped and continues to be her best medicine. “It’s the best therapy, to laugh,” she said. “You have to keep on laughing.”Continue Reading
Tamara Hutchinson, whose song, “Lyrics 2 the Rhythm,” was produced in 1991 by the hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash for the film “New Jack City” was homeless for 10 years, sleeping on New York City streets and in shelters. Ms. Hutchinson experienced personal, mental and familial hardships over the years. FPWA is happy to have helped her furnish an apartment of her own with the help of the NY Times Neediest Cases.Continue Reading
Wilkenson Joseph, a Haitian immigrant seeking asylum in the United States after enduring anti-gay attacks in Haiti, overcame hardship and homelessness in New York City. With the help of FPWA and the NY Times Neediest Cases, Mr. Joseph has regained a sense of security and pride in furniture he can call his own.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading