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Everyday Delivery

Emergency Relief

Delivering urgent, targeted support to NYC public school families in need.


Holiday Delivery

The 2023
m Sled Gift Wish List is 100% fulfilled!

Fulfilling the holiday Gift Wishes requested by NYC public school kids in need.



Driving to deliver the urgent, requested needs of housing-insecure NYC public school children and their families who are identified to us by public school and social welfare professionals.


​The mission of the Sled is to assist low-income NYC Public School students and their families. Nearly 90% of the students we assist are homeless or temporarily housed, living in shelters or other doubled or tripled up with other extended family in temporary housing.

We deliver individualized assistance to children and families who are identified to us through school professionals. The Service Sled coordinates with school officials throughout the year while our Sugarplum Sled launches in time for Thanksgiving and ends with the New Year. Learn more about our drives or find out about established city services for those with needs beyond our mission. 


If you know of a family in need who meets the criteria mentioned above, please encourage them to reach out to their children's school professionals about their needs.  We hope to help as many students and their families as feasible.

The Sled's First Ride

The Sled got its start on November 19, 2019 when The New York Times featured a story on the day-in-the-life of two of New York City's 114,085 homeless students , Sandival and Darnell, who attend PS 188 on Manhattan's Lower East Side and PS 76 in East Harlem. That very day, an annual holiday drive for PS 188 (that was inspired by this story) was canceled. Fearing the children's wishes would go unfulfilled, a few fearless friends took action, and ultimately fulfilled over 1000 wishes while raising $55,000 in a three-week effort that has expanded over five years. These Sled Drivers made new tracks, delivering essential, emergency relief to children and families experiencing crises through the coronavirus pandemic and every season since. Still, each holiday, they - and their Sugarplum Sled Fairy Force - sprinkle ever more of the wish-making magic that started it all.

About Us Anchor

The Sled Drivers

Your group are like magic fairies.
You are saving people's lives. I swear, you are the best th
ing about what I do.

Manager, Office of Community Schools

Contact Us


Our Home for the Holidays:

(thru December 2023 ONLY)

110 Wall Street, Storefront


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