The Walter Kaner Children's Foundation was created over
fifty years ago by Walter Kaner, a noted newspaper journalist and armed
service veteran. He felt that disadvantaged children needed the support
of people more fortunate. Every year just before Thanksgiving a holiday
party is planned for more than one thousand challenged children. They
are treated to lunch, entertainment and each child receives a personal
The "foundation" has also over its many years given grants to
organizations such as Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls clubs,
Project Outreach, Cerebral Palsy, Queens Museum of Art, and the
list goes on.
The Foundation's mission therefore is to enhance the quality of life for
economically and physically challenged children throughout the New York
Metropolitan area. The Walter Kaner Children's Foundation seeks to
raise social awareness of the challenges facing children with special needs.