Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Winter Wishes

Young boy smiling while opening up a holiday gift from New York Cares

Winter Wishes provides so much more than physical presents—it delivers a fun, exciting experience that respects the dignity and individuality of each child participating. 

Grant a wish

Request a letter from a child or teen and fulfill their holiday gift request. Select whether you would like to grant one or multiple wishesRemember, each letter comes with a $40 commitment.

Register for Winter Wishes


Donate to Winter Wishes

Gift giving is at the heart of the Winter Wishes and we can’t keep this program running without your financial support. Make a donation to Winter Wishes today!