It’s almost Christmas. And we are happy that once again His Toy Store, a program of Hope for New York, will be able to provide toys for over 3,500 children from low-income communities in Brooklyn, The Bronx and Manhattan. Through His Toy Store families shop for free toys and also have an opportunity to connect to their local church. We are grateful for everyone who is participating in His Toy Store during this holiday season!
As we reflect on this past year, we are greatly encouraged that Hope for New York’s affiliates are making a difference across the city. For example, The Bowery Mission Medical Clinic provides medical care to over 500 patients a year. St. Paul’s House serves warm meals to 40 hungry New Yorkers—6 days a week. Since Morris Academy Mentoring Program’s inception, over 170 inner-city teenagers in the South Bronx had a HFNY mentor invest in their lives. We invite you to view a video that shares the stories of lives being transformed across the city: www.hfny.org/impact
Hope for New York mobilizes volunteer and financial resources to organizations that serve the poor and marginalized. In 2010, we were able to give over $1 Million in grants and over 35,000 volunteer hours to organizations like St. Paul’s, Bowery Mission Medical Center and The Morris Academy Mentoring Program. It is through the generous gifts of our supporters that we were able to distribute 20% more in grants than last year.
We ask that during this Christmas season you will consider making a financial gift to Hope for New York. Your gift enables us to expand our impact across New York City and invest in organizations that are serving their neighbors with love and compassion. As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we ask that you remember the poor amongst us. To make a donation, please visit www.hfny.org/ donate.