Caring Neighbors Holiday Campaign to Help Homeless Children

The Caring Neighbors Holiday Campaign provides homeless children with a “Caring Neighbors Kit” filled with educational books, toys and other resources to help ease the stress of being homeless. Learn more about how you can help.

Click here to help make a difference in a homeless child's life today.

Just $35 provides help and hope for one homeless child.

Being homeless—for any period of time—can have a severe short and long-term impact on a person’s psychological and physical well-being.

Perhaps the greatest victims are children: forced to wonder where they will sleep, how they will eat, who their friends will be tomorrow. Torn from familiar school and friends, extended family or other constants in their lives that for many children provide a sense of stability and security, these kids are forced to deal with issues well beyond their years.
 

Meet some of the folks you are helping.

Charles Green and his four young daughers 

Shameka, Quamik, Emani and Sheema Butts

The Cortez Family


The Facts:*
  Nearly 9,000 families with children reside in shelter citywide
16,178 children are in shelters citywide
Nearly 30% of families who enter shelter are from Brooklyn
About 30% percent of family shelter units are in Brooklyn
Brooklyn is the borough with the second highest percentage of homeless families in need
The average shelter stay is nearly 10 months


* Source: NYC Dept of Homeless Services


Help make a difference in a homeless child's life today. Just $35 provides help and hope for one homeless child. 
 

Thanks to anonymous donors, every donation up to $250 to the Brooklyn Community Foundation will be matched dollar for dollar. That means that a $100 donation becomes $200; $200 becomes $400; $50 becomes $100, and so on.


 THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS