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 February 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 2016-2017 campaign, which runs in the Metro Section of The New York Times daily from Nov. 13, 2016 through Feb. 3, 2017, of individuals helped through Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens who’ve courageously shared their stories.
A 'Do It' Kind of Woman Waits for the Strength to Get Back to Being Herself
By: John Otis
Published online: December 19, 2016
Print edition: December 20, 2016
"Try as she might, Carolyn Davidson knows she can no longer deny that at 67, she is starting to feel her age, especially the past few months. Her body aches, colds linger, her steps more deliberate, her energy easily sapped." Read more.
Cancer Patient Awaits Day She Can Return to the Kitchen
By: John Otis
Published online: December 18, 2016
Print edition: December 19, 2016
"Stuffed inside cookie tins and between the pages of books in Diane Fields's kitchen are multitudes of recipes. Ms. Fields has clipped them from newspapers and kept them for years, intent on preparing and sampling them all." Read more.
Single Mother Seeks to Give Daughter the Peace That Eluded Her
By: Emily Palmer
Published online: November 28, 2016
Print edition: November 29, 2016
"Above the simple gray churches along a dimly lit section of Detroit, the brooding eyes of Lil Wayne, who was covered in chains and holding a bottle of Hennessy, peered from a billboard in the rough neighborhood where India Wayman grew up." 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.
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