After September 11, 2001, when life seemed to stop, Tuesday Children was there reaching out to help us along. They took care of the thinking, planning and coordinating that goes into events. All we had to do was show up. Even that wasn't always easy. They listened and met our needs. They provided support. This organization helped to put smiles back on our faces even just for a little bit. Over the last ten years that has amounted to a great deal. Thank you Tuesday's Children for reaching out and guiding us through our toughest years.
Although a "work in progress" Tuesday's Children has been a constant in my life for the past decade. As a family member I know that I can pick up the phone, eleven years later, and ask any question. It has always been an organization that has listened to the family's needs and as a result has survived, much like the families. Tuesday's Children has offered a sense of security for me and my family while staying committed to the mission that it was created from! Most remarkable, the work that has been accomplished through this organization knows no boundaries and their outreach extends globally.
Review from CharityNavigator
I am a bona-fide 9-11 initial responder and single adoptive mother. My son had just turned 6 when the WTC came down. Plus we live in downtown Manhattan. The past ten years have been HELL for us. In the summer prior to the tenth anniversary of "9-11" I read that Tuesdays Children was opening up services to the children of responders and I leapt at their offer of a mentor program for my son. I had a couple of friendly phone calls then nobody wanted anything to do with us. My son was heartbroken that he didn't get to meet the Giants like all the other kids. The verbal promise of an invite to the 10th anniversary dinner never came through. (They had a 25K FLOWER budget for that one.) Nobody returned our emails. I was seeking support and some pump-up for my son as his mother has been disabled and homebound for years. I need press and I need an attorney. I can vet everything I'm saying except for this hypothesis: My hypothesis is that if one took acetates of names and neighborhoods related to 9-11 charities, you'll find hot spots in names of the players, recipients and zip codes. I believe the VP of FGF who was also on the board of TC blacklisted us because she didn't like me. Somebody please help us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Review from Guidestar