Newsday Charities helps create a better tomorrow.

People in crisis may not always be recognizable. Thousands of Long Island children and families struggle with hunger, homelessness, abuse and the lack of a proper education. We’re working to change that.



In 2021 almost 286,000 Long Islanders will face food insecurity and hunger, including nearly 79,000 children. We’re working to ensure that all Long Islanders have access to nourishing meals.



On any given day, nearly 4,000 people on Long Island are homeless – 50% of them children. We’re working to ensure that all Long Islanders have a stable place to call home.

Child Abuse


Last year, more than 14,000 cases of child abuse or neglect were reported on Long Island We’re working to ensure that Long Island’s kids are safe, protected and cared for.



Every child deserves a quality education. We’re working to ensure that all of Long Island’s kids have the tools they need to be successful in school.

Who We Are

Newsday Charities is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged Long Islanders. Grants are made to local nonprofit organizations that provide vital programs in the areas of hunger, housing, youth education and child abuse prevention/treatment. Funds are raised through two public campaigns – Kids Campaign and Help-A-Family.


The Help-A-Family campaign is committed to improving the lives of Long Island’s at-risk children and families. Your gift will help provide nutritious meals, stable housing, youth educational opportunities and a haven from abuse.

Kids Campaign

Kids Campaign supports local nonprofit agencies that provide aid to vulnerable kids and their families. Our goal is that all Long Island children have a safe and stable place to call home, receive a proper education and never go to bed hungry.