• Feed the homeless and hungry this Thanksgiving. Just $19.08 provides Thanksgiving meals for 12!

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  • Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year at the Mission. Learn about ways you can make a difference this season.

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  • Join the Red Door Hunger Drive to fundraise for Thanksgiving meals for the homeless and poor in NYC!

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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

  • A Special Thanksgiving Message

    Thanks to your generosity and God's love, there is a miraculous spirit of joyfulness, even among those in need at The Bowery Mission's Thanksgiving tables.

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  • From Hunger to Tearful Gratitude

    With a chronic history of addiction and relapse, Edward arrived at the Mission last Thanksgiving hungry for a new start and a chance to change his life around for good...

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  • 5 Ways to Wear Your Red Apron!

    Learn about ways to "put on your apron" and bless others this Thanksgiving. Whether you're here at the Mission or helping from home, you can provide life-changing care for hungry New Yorkers this season.

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  • "It's not all about me anymore."

    Walter chose a life in the fast lane when he dropped out of school to sell drugs. After 8 years in prison, Walter came to the Mission looking to leave his old life behind and build a positive future for himself...

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  • Join the Red Door Hunger Drive

    Team up with friends, family and coworkers to fundraise for the Mission and help provide more than 10,000 meals during Thanksgiving Week. How many tables can you sponsor for our hurting neighbors?

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