10 Stories of Support in a Year of Obstacles

Facing challenges wrought by the pandemic, The Fund’s beneficiaries brought help to people and communities.

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How the Pandemic Has Been Devastating for Children From Low-Income Families

In communities struggling with poverty and gun violence, the virus has only inflamed the difficulties that many families already were enduring.

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When Needs Are Acute, Going an Extra Mile at the Holidays

Gift drives via video conference. Deliveries from the food bank. Nonprofits adapted to continue providing for people in need.

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Cancer Cost Him a Kidney. The Pandemic Delayed a Transplant.

New Yorkers with medical issues faced additional burdens in lockdown, balancing protecting their health and staying afloat.

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Ailing and Skipping Meals. Then, ‘You Know, I Could Use a Hand.’

New Yorkers with medical issues faced additional burdens in lockdown, balancing protecting their health and staying afloat.

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When Schools Closed, These Remote Learners Needed Extra Help

As New York City went into lockdown, some families faced additional challenges in helping their children keep up.

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The Pandemic Brought Loss.Now They’re Behind on Rent.

For these families in Queens, bills piled up. “All this hit and it’s hard because you feel so powerless over everything.”

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Accustomed to Helping Others, They Now Find Themselves in Need

In pandemic’s grip, concerns about food insecurity are compounded for older Americans.

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Following Dorothea Lange’s Notebooks

The Californian photographer known for her images of the Great Depression is a guide to the complexity of the present.

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