As we reflect on this past year, we are greatly encouraged by how God has used HFNY affiliates to serve the poor and marginalized in New York City. For example, Teen Challenge Brooklyn provides a residential substance abuse recovery program for over 30 individuals a year. The Father’s Heart Ministries serves a hot, all-you-can-eat breakfast to approximately 700 men and women in the Lower East Side every Saturday. Operation Exodus provides quality after-school education and caring mentoring relationships to over 300 students in Washington Heights and Inwood. We invite you to view a video that shares the stories of lives being transformed across the city: www.hfny.org/impact.
HFNY partners with our affiliates by providing volunteer and financial resources. This past year, HFNY volunteers contributed over 39,000 hours in service. In addition, HFNY gave away over $1.1 million in grants to our affiliates—a 9% increase from last year! It is through the generous gifts of our supporters that we were able to give generously despite the current economic climate.
In this season, we need your help to expand our impact across New York City even more. HFNY is actively seeking to partner with new affiliates that serve the poor and marginalized in local neighborhoods. If you are interested in helping identify new affiliates in your neighborhood or piloting a new volunteer opportunity, please visit www. hfny.org/newaffiliates.
Our vision is to see the city renewed and restored by the love of Christ. This Christmas season, please consider making a financial gift to HFNY. Your gifts are invested in organizations that are serving our neighbors with love and compassion and striving to break the cycle of poverty in our city. As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, who emptied himself of his glorious riches for our sake, we ask that you respond by remembering the poor amongst us. To make a donation online, please visit www.hfny.org/donate.