This year, Children’s Aid was featured in the New York Times Communities Fund annual campaign.
For 112 years, the New York Times Communities Fund – formerly known as the Neediest Cases Fund – has encouraged readers to help those in need and has coordinated a holiday season giving campaign as a direct way to do just that. Children’s Aid has been involved with the campaign since its inception.
To date, the Fund has raised over $330 million for nonprofit organizations that have helped countless individuals improve their circumstances and lead more enriching lives. One of those individuals includes Naomie Ambroise, who entered the foster care system at 10 years old. After high school, Naomie was introduced to a Children’s Aid therapist and case planner who inspired her to apply to college. She is now a sophomore nursing student at Medgar Evers College.
Through our partnership with the New York Times Communities Fund, Children’s Aid helped Naomie purchase much-needed school supplies and home décor for her first apartment. After graduation, Naomie hopes to travel and eventually return to Haiti – where she was born – to put her nursing degree to use. Read more about Naomie’s story.