SKIP of New York

SKIP of NY Helps New York’s Sickest Children

Over 800,000 children in New York suffer from autism, developmental disabilities, birth defects or the effects of disabling accidents. SKIP (Sick Kids [Need] Involved People) acts as a free medical concierge, connecting children to the services and equipment they need to get well and live at home rather than in hospitals or institutions.

SKIP transforms the lives of the 5,000 medically vulnerable children it helps each year. And, in an average year, SKIP saves over $50 million in public expense.

The award-winning SKIP is the only 501(c)(3) of its kind in New York. Since its launch in 1983, it has helped over 25,000 children.

Please explore our website to learn more about what we do and whom we serve – the courageous children and their families who struggle each day to find a way forward.

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Anderson Cooper to present Bob and Pat Schieffer with Ruby Slipper Award
  • Anderson Cooper to present Bob and Pat Schieffer with Ruby Slipper Award

BOB AND PAT SCHIEFFER TO JOIN DISTINGUISHED GROUP OF RUBY SLIPPER AWARD WINNERS 

On May 7, 2015, SKIP of New York will honor long-time supporters Bob and Pat Schieffer with the 12th annual Ruby Slipper Award. Journalist Anderson Cooper, anchor of Anderson Cooper 360°, will present the award to the Schieffers.

Each year, SKIP acknowledges those who have rendered exceptional service to children with special needs with the Ruby Slipper Award. Previous Awardees comprise an inspiring group that includes Caroline Kennedy, Meredith Vieira, Sally Quinn, Deirdre Imus, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman, among others. (more…)

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Mayor Bill de Blasio salutes SKIP of New York
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio salutes SKIP of New York

Mayor de Blasio sends SKIP holiday greetings and congratulates the organization on reaching the milestone of helping over 25,000 children since its founding in 1983. The Mayor’s letter celebrates the efforts of SKIP and its staff to better the health of young New Yorkers through its services. To read the letter, click here.

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