The New York Times and GoFundMe Collaborate to Raise Funds for Those In Need
For more than 100 years, The New York Times has raised funds to help those in need. Generous readers contribute to The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund to provide direct financial assistance to individuals and families going through a tough time. To raise awareness of the fund and show its impact, The Times shares the stories of some of its beneficiaries.
GoFundMe believes in empowering people to help people, and we are excited to collaborate with The New York Times to help raise money for this important fund. For the first time, The Neediest Cases Fund campaign on GoFundMe allows readers to easily donate and share comments online.
How to Donate
The 2016-17 campaign runs from Nov. 13, 2016 through Feb. 3, 2017. The fund distributes its donations to eight nonprofit organizations who serve people of all ages and backgrounds in New York and beyond. You can donate directly to the fund here:
On Sunday through Thursday, The New York Times will profile individuals who have been helped by the fund. Each story will include a GoFundMe campaign, allowing readers to contribute directly from the story. We are already seeing generous readers take action and help those in need. In the first week of the campaign, the GoFundMe community and The New York Times readers have contributed nearly $100,000 to the Neediest Cases Fund.
Empowering People To Help People
Charitable giving isn’t a new phenomenon. What’s different today is the ability to help just about anyone in the world in just a few clicks—and GoFundMe’s social fundraising platform does just that. We are continually working to make it possible for anyone to quickly raise funds for those in need. In minutes, you can donate to or create a GoFundMe campaign, share it on social media, and encourage your online networks to do the same.
GoFundMe makes it simple to lend a helping hand. Thanks to the generosity of the GoFundMe community and Times readers, we believe we can continue to spread empathy and to help more people than ever before. We’re excited about this collaboration, and we hope you consider donating to The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund.
About The Neediest Cases Fund
Established in 1911 by Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of The New York Times, The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund has raised $288 million since its inception. The Fund’s 105th annual campaign runs from Nov. 13, 2016 through Feb. 3, 2017. Each profile illustrates the stories of those who benefited from the fund and shows the difference that even a modest amount of money can make. The money is distributed to individuals through the fund’s eight participating organizations, often in small amounts targeted to specific needs.