• Feed the homeless and hungry this season a complete Christmas dinner. Just $19.08 feeds 12 people!

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  • Give a gift of hope and new life from our Hope Catalog this holiday season.

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  • Join us for a one-day silent art auction supported by our neighbors in the Lower East Side visual arts community.

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  • You still have time to help the homeless and poor in 2014 with a year-end gift.

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Since 1879, The Bowery Mission has served homeless, hungry and poor New Yorkers. Meals, shelter, and medical care lead to residential programs that offer men and women the opportunity to transform their lives. Children get a positive first chance through summer camp, mentoring and family support. A vital part of the Lower East Side, The Bowery Mission now offers new hope to neighborhoods like Harlem and the South Bronx.


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Life Transformations and Updates

  • The Most Hopeful Time of the Year

    Christmas at The Bowery Mission is a time for hurting New Yorkers to begin a healing process and find the true meaning of Christmas. Thanks to you, many are able to start new, joyful traditions…

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  • The Gift of Renewed Hope

    On Christmas last year, Vanita hit her all time low. Homeless and too ashamed to tell her family, she spent the week sleeping on the subway. But she would soon find her way to the red doors of The Bowery Mission and new hope for the holidays…

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  • A Lifetime of Seeking Love and Family

    After learning of his father and sister’s death at Christmas time, Izaak’s heart was completely broken, and he turned to drugs and alcohol to dull the pain. At The Bowery Mission, he’s found the love and family he always hoped for…

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  • Last Month at The Bowery Mission

    1,421 articles of clothing were provided to help hurting neighbors who have so little. See what else your gifts provided...

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