Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and The New York Times Neediest Cases Campaign

For more than 100 years, The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund has provided direct assistance to children, families and the elderly in New York.  As one of the seven beneficiary agencies of The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens continues to help thousands in need. The New York Times publishes articles appearing daily from November through January each year, featuring inspiring stories of those who have been helped.

Without the continued support of The New York Times  Neediest Cases Fund, many would be without the help they so desperately need. Contributions from supporters like you ensure the continuation of this Fund and, more importantly, the survival of our programs and services for children, youth, adults, seniors, the developmentally disabled, and the mentally challenged or isolated.

Below are stories from the 2015-2016 campaign, which runs in the Metro Section of The New York Times daily from Nov. 2, 2015 through Jan 22, 2016, of individuals helped through Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens who’ve courageously shared their stories.


Fighting Scoliosis, and Dreaming of Having Her Own Business Again
By: Steven Rocker
Published: November 20, 2015

"After her lifelong disability worsened, Carmen Gonzalez’s hard-fought professional, personal and financial
successes started to crumble rapidly. To improve her health, she underwent surgery, which left her with 22 screws in her back and in perpetual pain." Read more.
Seizing a Second Chance After a Bout with Cancer
By: Jonathan Wolfe
Published: November 16, 2015
"In the months after Karen Watson learned she had breast cancer, she tried to shield her three daughters from the daily pain and uncertainty she was living with." Read more.



To donate to any of our past clients or the ones that your read about below, or to make a general donation, please send a check with a memo saying "Neediest Cases" and mail to:  Office of Development & Communications, 191 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Please make the check payable to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. For a specific client, please include their name in the memo as well.  

You can also donate via our website, by clicking here. You can also donate to the Fund through The New York Times website. For more information, please call 718-722-6202. 



Read The New York Times Neediest Cases 2013-2014 Campaign

Read The New York Times Neediest Cases 2012-2013 Campaign



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