The New York Times shared how Met Council and The Times readers helped the Maley family:
Maria Maley is a single mother, raising two daughters: Nicole, 17, and Danielle, 11. Danielle has severe autism and can do very little for herself. Ms. Maley was unable to afford a home computer, and Nicole traveled every day to the library or imposed upon her friends in order to complete school assignments. She spent hours away from home almost every evening — until an anonymous donor read her story as part of The New York Times Neediest Cases and bought Nicole a computer.
“It was life changing for her,” Ms. Maley said. “She’s so happy. It’s been so much stress off her.”-John Otis, The New York Times