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A Christmas New York Times Neediest Cases Story

Posted on 12/23/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Special Baby’s Life Transformed Thanks to Kennedy Child Study Center

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Tags: Kennedy Child Study Center, Kenerly Alvarez, New York Times Neediest Cases

Raising Five Sons Alone, Three With Autism, Takes a Toll on a Mother’s Body

Posted on 12/20/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The Story Behind The Story of This New York Times Neediest Case

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

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Blinded as an Adult, Man Regains Independence

Posted on 12/13/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The Story Behind this New York Times Neediest Cases Story


Leroy Bracey at St. Anthony's Shelter for Renewal

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Catholic Guild for the Blind, St. Anthony’s Shelter for Renewal

New York Times Neediest Cases: Stories Behind the Stories

Posted on 11/18/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

David Nublett & the Car Crash That Changed His Life


David Nublett

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, David Nublett

Once Homeless & Suffocating, Young Man Lands Job, Home & College Degree

Posted on 06/6/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The True-Life Story of Renny Vilorio


Renny Vilorio at Create Inc.

Homeless, barely able to breathe and rushed to Bronx Lebanon Hospital every month, sometimes twice a month, for extended stays because of the severe...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Create Inc, Homeless Prevention, Renny Vilorio, New York Times Neediest Cases

Run Over When Crossing on Green

Posted on 03/28/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

It Could Happen to Anyone – And It Happened to Arlene

Crossing a street with a green light when a car, turning left also, has a green light, cause a quarter of all pedestrian crashes in the U.S., reports a...

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Conquering Catastrophes: Check Out These Happy Endings

Posted on 02/29/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


L-R: Margaret Macaluso (middle) with sons and Maria Campos  

Hurricanes.  Kidney failure.  Homelessness.  Hunger.  These are some of the tragedies confronted by those we serve, people whose lives are so tough that the The New York...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Maria Campos, Margaret Macaluso

Best Way to Celebrate President’s Day

Posted on 02/15/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

President’s Day – for many of us it marks an annual holiday when we celebrate our nation’s promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

But for some, this is a first, a stroke of luck that separates them this President’s Day...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases

Conquering Horrific Childhood & Homelessness

Posted on 02/2/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Jada Williams with her son, Jayden, at the Elinor Martin Residence for Mother and Child in Yonkers. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

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Pitfalls Faced By Homeless Break Dancer

Posted on 01/28/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

We see them often, maybe too often, on city subways and in the streets.  Children break dancing with a money jar in front of them. 

Sure, they’re talented. 

But are they fed; are they homeless; are they exploited?  We drop a dollar, walk...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases

Abused, Abandoned but Destined for Better

Posted on 01/12/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Jasmin Gonzalez was just three years old when Child Protective Services took her and her sisters from their parents who suffered from drug abuse and placed the children in the first of five foster homes.  Sometimes they were placed together;...

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Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Good Shepherd Services, grace institute, New York Foundling

How You Can Help This Dying Girl

Posted on 01/6/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Little Maria Campos, 4, has big brown eyes and the puffy cheeks grandmas love to squeeze.

She is also dying. And she doesn’t have to.

The same day her mother brought her newborn sister home from the hospital her father brought...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases

Best Way to Kick Off the New Year: Watch This Inspiring Video of a Homeless Mom & Her Disabled Baby

Posted on 01/4/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Born nearly 4 months premature, weighing less than two pounds and given only a 15-percent chance of survival, little Avery Salas, now a year-and-a-half old, had to be a fighter to survive. 

But cute as he is with his big brown eyes and a baby’s smile, he still has mountains of hurdles to overcome. 

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases

Room in the Inn: Read this Real Life Christmas Story

Posted on 12/24/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Maybe life would have been okay for Margaret Macaluso, the widowed mother of triplets and an older son, if only they could have avoided the end of some months. 

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Hurricane Sandy, New York Times Neediest Cases

Safe Haven Here for Muslim Refugees? You Decide

Posted on 11/30/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

After recent terrorist attacks Americans are divided over whether to offer asylum to Muslim refugees. 

  • Are we safe? 
  • Are they terrorists?
  • Why are they coming here?

Sometimes, big issues are...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases