• 55.3% of children living in Williamsburg/Greenpoint Brooklyn live below the federal poverty level
  • Over 22,000 NYC children are homeless, that's 2,000 more than during the Great Depression
  • 1/3 or 33.8% of Brooklyn children lives below the Fed pov level
  • Nearly 200,000 children live below the poverty level in Brooklyn
  • Every day 528,643 NYC children live in poverty
  • Every day 14,561 children are homeless in NYC
  • 52% of children in Brownsville Brooklyn live in poverty
  • 71% of applicants for city shelters in 2009 were families with young children
  • our mission:

    Little Essentials is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization that enables, empowers and educates families in need. We enable families to stay together by providing urgently needed essentials such as clothing, car seats, cribs and other supplies. We empower families and promote self-sufficiency by ensuring access to helpful resources. We educate by hosting free skill-building classes, workshops and other programs. Little Essentials: Enable. Empower. Educate. Helping our littlest in BIG ways

  • in the news:

    Save the date! The Annual Little Essentials Benefit Event is on September 27th 2014. Co-Hosted by The We Care For Your Kids Foundation with a performance by Martha Redbone.

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