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

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  • meet trevor

    "Thanks to The Bowery Mission, I have my family back."

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

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

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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

    How is it that even amidst the most difficult of challenges, homeless and hungry New Yorkers can still celebrate a joyful Thanksgiving holiday? It is only possible through your generosity and God’s love...

    Read our President's Update >
  • From a simple meal to a new life

    In and out of prison, Edward learned what it took to survive in a world dominated by gangs and violence. Last Thanksgiving, hunger and homelessness finally brought him to the Mission’s red doors…

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  • How YOU can wear your red apron!

    Whether you come witness Thanksgiving first hand or support the Mission from home, there are plenty of opportunities to put on your apron and bless others this holiday season!

    Find the right opportunity for you >
  • “I have a new hope”

    Malachi started smoking marijuana because he was angry with God. He didn’t realize until he came to the Mission, that God had been working in his life all along. Today, Malachi is getting a whole new outlook in life…

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  • Last Month at The Bowery Mission

    4,107 pantry bags were distributed last month to families in need throughout the community. See what else your gifts provided...

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