The biggest day of the year at The Bowery Mission
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On Thursday, November 24, 2016, The Bowery Mission served Thanksgiving Day meals to more than 7,800 men, women and children in all five boroughs of New York. At the Mission's flagship location (227 Bowery), over 650 volunteers prepared traditional turkey dinners and served over 1,700 guests in the Mission's century-old chapel, with music and festive decorations for the holiday.
This year, our volunteers will work hard to generously serve traditional Thanksgiving meals to our guests from 8am to 6pm. Take a look below to see what is involved.
Last year, thanks to our generous supporters, donors and volunteers...
1,743 meals were served in our century-old chapel.
A total of 5,539 additional meals were distributed to more than 24 partners in all five boroughs.
We prepared and served 732 turkeys, 7,000 pounds of potatoes, 1,500 pounds of vegetables, 450 pies, 2,000 pounds of stuffing, 200 gallons of gravy, and 900 cans of cranberry sauce.
Thousands of "Blessing Bags" were distributed — a practical gift including hats, socks, gloves, and hygiene kits.
Each guest received a new coat!
Over 650 volunteers graciously served our guests at 227 Bowery all day long.
Donate towards Thanksgiving meals and care
On Thanksgiving Day alone, The Bowery Mission serves eight times as many meals as we do on an average day. Private donations from thousands of supporters makes this all possible.
More ways to support The Bowery Mission this Thanksgiving season...
Set The Tables
Join our Set The Table fundraising campaign and help supply the very meals you will serve during Thanksgiving.
Shop for the Mission
Shop for the Mission and purchase tax deductible items directly requested by our programs' staff.
Sponsors and Volunteers
As this is the biggest day of the year for The Bowery Mission, we are so grateful to all of our supporters and leaders in the community that help to make this special day possible.
Our #NewYorkNeighbors are supporting Thanksgiving at The Bowery Mission.
Learn more about our neighborhood partners and see how your purchases the weekend before Thanksgiving can give back to the Mission!
*This special campaign runs November 18 – 19, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
Brooklyn-based soap and skincare company using plant-based ingredients
Shop online at apothekeco.com and 20% of sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
Handcrafted shoes made with natural products
2 Prince Street, NYC or 11 Greenwich Ave, NYC
Bring in a pair of gently used shoes to donate to The Bowery Mission and receive 20% off your next purchase at FEIT (offer valid from Nov 16 – Dec 31)
Home Interiors by K Balkarran
New York-based interior design company specializing in home furnishing accessories to create a unique vibe in your home
Shop online at kbalkarran.com and 20% of sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
Shop for fashionable clothing and accessories at Kenneth Cole's flagship store on the Bowery
Visit participating store (328 Bowery, NYC), where 20% of sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
Serving sophisticated and artisanal food using fresh, organic ingredients made with classic French technique. This social business partners with local non-profits to provide jobs for marginalized New Yorkers and gives all profit to charitable organizations locally and abroad.
Dine at P.S. Kitchen (246 West 48th Street, NYC) and 10% of sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
Advanced contemporary womenswear brand offering sophisticated and timeless pieces
Visit participating store (22 Prince Street, NYC), where 20% of sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
Natural body care, skincare, and home fragrance company with a commitment to creating environmentally and socially responsible products produced in the greater New York area
Visit participating store (13 Prince Street, NYC), where 10% of sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission, or redflower.com for special items benefiting the Mission.
Unique home décor items for the modern bohemian that are ethically sourced from artisans around the world working in traditional craft
Visit participating store (175 Mott St, NYC), where 15% of sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission, or stfrank.com, where you can use promo code "BOWERYMISSION" to have 15% of sales donated to The Bowery Mission.
Two Hands Café
Community-focused cafe that strives to create nutritious, simple and delicious food paired with exceptional coffee
Visit participating location (164 Mott Street, NYC), where 10% of sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
Two Hands Restaurant & Bar
Inspired by Australia's forward-thinking culinary scene and relaxed beachside lifestyle serving exceptional food
Dine at participating location (251 Church Street, NYC), where 10% of sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
Additional partners to come.