At The Bowery Mission, we often say “it all begins with a meal.” Time and time again, we have seen people who first came to us for a meal go on to become part of our community and achieve full recovery and independence. However, what we don’t always talk about is that our volunteers often […]
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We are excited for the back-to-school season for all New York City kids, especially those in The Bowery Mission’s children program, Mont Lawn City Camp. New families and returning campers will join us for a new cycle of classes in just over a week, including in-person activities — a welcome return after a challenging 2020. This […]
In this video tribute, current and former staff recount The Bowery Mission’s emergency response to the World Trade Center attacks. At The Bowery Mission, we always remember where we were on September 11, 2001. Beginning just 20 minutes after the World Trade Center attacks, tens of thousands of New Yorkers walked, ran and wandered north […]
*All Data Reflects Time Period March 15, 2020 through March 31, 2021. COVID-19 ushered in one of the most daunting chapters in The Bowery Mission’s history. But just like in tragedies and crises before in our nearly 150-year history, we were reminded of God’s faithfulness, our community’s resilience and our supporters’ generous compassion. With your […]
Through this time of uncertainty, we resolve to stay open to serve some of the most vulnerable people in our city: neighbors experiencing homelessness, poverty and other crises. Thanks to the compassionate and courageous support of volunteers, partners and donors, we continue to serve people coming for meals and shelter — especially as other options […]
Learn how the Career Center and vocational services provide a lasting gift for people in need. One of the most practical and life-changing programs available at The Bowery Mission is our Career Center. Thanks to the generosity of friends like you, guests gain marketable job skills and access resources on their way to meaningful employment. These […]
Volunteering is a highlight of the year for John’s friends and family Thanksgiving is filled with family traditions. One of John’s favorites includes volunteering at The Bowery Mission each holiday season. John first attended a gala at the Mission fifteen years ago when one of his Goldman Sachs clients was being honored. There, John learned about the […]
A full pantry today means thousands of holiday meals this season For most families, cooking a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 8 to 10 guests is an all-day affair that requires a lot of work. But here at The Bowery Mission, Chef Raffaele and his team are preparing 7,000 Thanksgiving Day meals for neighbors experiencing homelessness and […]