Monthly Archives: January 2014

NYC’s Largest Catholic and Jewish Charities Unite to Fight Hunger

Met Council, UJA-Federation of New York and Catholic Charities joined together for “Feeding Our Neighbors: An Interfaith Response” to address the growing problem of hunger across the community. Leaders from the three organizations joined together to leverage their expansive networks and make an incredible difference. “Everybody talks about hunger and how sad it is and […]

Met Council Volunteers Join MLK Day of Service

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, volunteers joined Met Council to repaint the community room of The Linda & Jerome Spitzer Residence, our affordable senior housing on the Upper East Side.  MLK Day is an annual national service day and designed to be “a day on, not a day off”. Each year, Americans across […]

Met Council’s Fifth Client Featured In The New York Times

The New York Times Neediest Case told the story of how Met Council assisted Yefim Zadov, a Ukrainian immigrant with failing health, find a safe, clean and affordable apartment in Met Council’s affordable housing. This is Met Council’s fifth client to be featured in this year’s Neediest Case campaign! Read his story. Help us promote […]

Met Council’s client in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal told the story of Met Council’s resident Carmela Zein and the thousands of other low income New Yorkers who struggle to find affordable housing in New York City. “Carmela Zein, a 78-year-old retiree, had to leave her tiny apartment on East 45th Street near the United Nations in 2008 after the […]

Help Stop Sex Trafficking in Our Communities

Sex Trafficking is an epidemic that is happening to people from every community all over the world and that includes American born children, right here in our backyard. It is estimated that 27 million people, including 2 million children, are currently in bondage in modern-day slavery across the world, generating $32 billion in profits a […]

Met Council’s Fourth Client Featured in The New York Times

The New York Times Neediest Cases profiled how Met Council assisted Gail Dubins to find hope after she had medical complications that caused her to lose her beloved teaching position.  Gail’s story is the fourth Met Council client to be featured in the Neediest Cases.  Read her story. To help us promote Ms. Dubins story, please “Like” […]

50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s declaration of War on Poverty in his 1964 State of the Union, which included the expansion of Social Security, The Food Stamps Act, The Economic Opportunity Act and The Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  In the 50 years since the speech we have learned that […]