Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and The New York Times Neediest Cases Campaign
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.
Published online: January 19, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Published: November 20, 2015
"After her lifelong disability worsened, Carmen Gonzalez’s hard-fought professional, personal and financial
Published: November 16, 2015
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.
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