We are greater together than apart.

The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) united with Neediest Kids on June 1, 2013.

"After 40 years of working as an independent charity, the Board unanimously supported joining forces with The National Center for Children and Families," says Stephen Sparks, Chairman of Neediest Kids. "Both organizations will benefit from one another's strengths so that more children can be served. That's what it is all about-helping the kids and families who need it most."

NCCF propels more than 4,000 children, youth and families annually into an improved quality of life through emergency shelters and transitional housing, therapeutic residential care, foster care and adoption, teen parent services, and community-based prevention services.

For more information, please contact Lynne Downer, Associate Director of Development, at 301-365-4480 ext. 142 or LDowner@nccf-cares.org

Welcome to Neediest Kids!

Imagine being a high schooler struggling to master algebra without a calculator, a third grader who has trouble reading the whiteboard, or a middle schooler without a coat who doesn't attend school when the temperature drops. For a quarter of a million students in the DC Metro area, this is their reality.

But with your support, through its Bridge to Success program, Neediest Kids helps at-risk students get the basic essentials they need so they can get the education they deserve. To enable children to stay in school and succeed in school, Neediest Kids provides:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Coats, clothing, and shoes
  • School supplies
  • School uniforms
  • Personal care items
  • Groceries
  • School Fees
  • Other necessities

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