E. Excellers in New York nominated New York Cares to be one of our charities for this exciting holiday program, and E. EXCEL jumped at the chance! Any group that provides so many varied opportunities to volunteer to help others deserves support.
New York Cares website states: “The American Dream feels unattainable for many vulnerable New Yorkers, who are facing such obstacles as limited education, poor nutrition, low literacy, unemployment, and lack of basic needs. With 45% percent of New Yorkers living near or below the poverty line, the complexity and scale of problems can seem overwhelming. Many people want to step up and help their neighbors, but they feel that the issues are just too big.
“In the days before New York Cares, volunteering was unnecessarily complicated. The organization's founders believed that individuals can make a real difference in improving NYC only if they have the necessary tools, which are the same ones that enable the most successful businesses to achieve scale and impact - planning, logistics, measurement, quality control, and customer relationship management. New York Cares has infused volunteerism with business acumen to enable anyone who volunteers through our programs to have a disproportionate impact on New York City.”
Through Holiday Giving, your participation can help us support New York Cares as they continue to run volunteer projects at more than 1,350 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies across all five boroughs. Through the power of these volunteer programs, every dollar donated is magnified by the power of six, ensuring that more than 400,000 New Yorkers in need have the opportunity for a brighter future.
But if you're not in the New York area, don't worry! Your purchase of a Holiday Giving pack will help support Feeding America, an organization that supports local food banks throughout the United States!
Learn more: New York Cares: The way to volunteer