Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and The New York Times Neediest Cases Campaign
For over 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 will publishes articles appearing daily through January 24, 2014, 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.
Please make your check payable to “Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens,” note that it is a “Neediest Cases” gift, and then mail it to: Office of Development & Communications, 191 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Or you can donate via our website, by clicking here.
Below are stories from the campaign, of individuals helped through Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens who’ve courageously shared their stories in 2013-2014 campaign.
After Two Decades, a Shrinking Salary at a Job She Loved
by: John Otis
Published: November 23, 2013
“Police cars were blocking the entrance to the bus yard in Brooklyn when Nicole Bouchotte, 61, arrived at work one day last January. It was at that moment, so early on a cold weekday morning that the sun had yet to rise, that she learned that her union, Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, was on strike." ... Read more
Starting Over After Hurricane Sandy
by: The Editorial Board
Published: November 16, 2013
“As Hurricane Sandy approached, Joseph Duodu, his wife and two daughters evacuated from their home on the Rockaway Peninsula and drove to a motel on Queens Boulevard. The family packed only an overnight bag with a change of clothes because they thought they would be back home the next day. They ended up living in the motel for five months.” ... Read more
Raising A Sick Daughter Was Hard Enough; Then They Lost Their Jobs
by: John Otis
Published: November 14, 2013
“When Megan McSween learned her second-grade class was scheduled to take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, she was ecstatic. Until her parents told her she would not be able to go.” ... Read more