Help the Homeless Today by Volunteering at these Amazing New York Organizations
“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” — Booker T. Washington
It’s #GivingTuesday. This time of the year, we’re reminded of how important it is to share, to give to those in need. At The Metro Path, we’re dedicated to helping the homeless by getting them back to work. If you’re passionate about helping those living in poverty, visit the below NYC charity organizations to learn how you can get involved.
“The Bowery Mission has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879, when its neighborhood came to define the term “skid row.” Our children’s programs, called Mont Lawn Camp and Mont Lawn City Camp, serve at-risk youth and began in 1894 by giving the children of recent immigrants the chance to escape the tenements in the summer.”
“The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.”
“Through services that include outreach into New York’s most hard pressed communities, help with health and mental health issues, financial and nutritional counseling, connecting clients to other benefits, and employment and education assistance, the Partnership is helping thousands of New Yorkers improve their lives every year.”
“Catholic Charities supports a vast network of soup kitchens food pantries, emergency shelters, temporary and transitional housing, and permanent affordable housing to help homeless families and individuals in New York.”
“City Harvest will collect 59 million pounds of excess food this year and deliver it free of charge to 500, and other across the five boroughs.”
“CAMBA has 20 years’ experience providing services to reduce homelessness in New York City. Working in partnership with the Department of Homeless Services and other leaders in government and the private sector, CAMBA has established a reputation for developing a continuum of services that rapidly moves homeless families and single adults, including those at risk of homelessness, to housing permanency.”
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