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.

Falling Behind on Her Bills as Her Son's Needs Intensify
By: John Otis
Published online: January 19, 2016
Print edition: January 20, 2016
"Smiles seldom grace Claidel Mateo's face anymore. His grin once brought great comfort to his mother, Katherine Luna Mateo..." Read more.
 
Her College Dreams Delayed, She Slept at Airports
By: John Otis
Published: January 7, 2016

"With no bed of her own to sleep in, Karen Carter took a friend's advice to seek shelter at the airport. Every night for nearly three weeks, she went to a different terminal...
" Read more.
 

 

Keeping the Lights On During a Dark Time
By: The Editorial Board
Published: December 29, 2015

"In 1989, Michelle Sandy left her home in Trinidad and came to New York in search for better opportunities. Instead, she found closed doors and few options...
" Read more.
 

 

A Working Mother Fights a Chronic Illness
By: John Otis
Published: December 21, 2015

"Eight years ago, an inexplicable rash developed on Katerin Done's body. Swaths of her skin resembled misshapen continents on a warped world map.
" Read more.
 
        UsinA Burden Helps Strengthen a Family's Bond 
By: Sandra E. Garcia
Published: December 19, 2015

"Melinda Gomez's son, Michael, repeatedly said he wanted to kill himself. He was 9. Ms. Gomez asked him to stop. His sister also asked. But Michael kept repeating himself.
" Read more.
 
 
Using Song and a Dose of Laughter to Ease a Family's
By
: John Otis
Published: December 10, 2015

"Food pantries supply Vivian Green and her 88-year old mother, Helen Taylor with most of their meals these days. Ms. Green does not let any of it go to waste.
"
ReUsing Song and a Dose of Laughter to Ease a Family's Pains
By: John Otis
Published: December 10, 2015

"Food pantries supply Vivian Green and her 88-year old mother, Helen Taylor with most of their meals these days. Ms. Green does not let any of it go to waste.
" Read more.
 
Replacing a Green Card and a Home
By: Maggie Astor
Published: December 2, 2015

"When Elda M. Kriss was released from the hospital in September 2013, she hoped to return to the life she had built over more than three decades in the United States.
" Read more.

 

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 2014-2015 Campaign

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