12 2016

Make this a Christmas of hope

What is your vision for New York City?

For the past 25 years, our vision at Hope for New York has been a New York City in which all New Yorkers experience economic, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual flourishing through the demonstration of Christ’s love.

We want to see neighborhoods and lives renewed. Lives like Vianeli’s. At eight years old, Vianeli was admitted into foster care because of an unsafe family situation. But through Operation Exodus, an afterschool mentoring program in Washington Heights, she experienced consistency and love — and has since devoted her life to empowering children and teens through the very program that supported her.

“I speak to young people not as a victim, but as a leader, who is an overcomer through Christ,” Vianeli said. “I am able to speak and lead from experience, unafraid, believing that God can make something positive out of what seemed to be the worst possible situation.”

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we look to the future with excitement. In the next 10 years, we plan to incubate new non-profits to holistically serve our city, activate New York City churches to love their neighbors, and unite New Yorkers to provide solutions to poverty.

By 2027, we want to expand our non-profit partners from 45 to 90 affiliates and increase our church partners from 3 to 30. Just imagine the kind of impact this could have on our city!

But we can’t achieve this without you. Last year, because of the generosity of our donors, we gave more than $1.7 million in grants and mobilized over 3,500 volunteers to serve more than 43,000 hours. 

Will you give by December 31 and help us continue to serve the poor of our city? You can make your year-end by: 

•    Giving online at hfny.org/givehfny

•    Sending a check to Hope for New York, 1166 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1610, New York, NY 10023

•    Asking your company if they match charitable donations

•    Becoming a monthly supporter by joining The Hope Exchange at hfny.org/ hopeexchange/

Your gift will enable us to go deeper and wider with our work next year — partnering with more churches to mobilize more Christians giving and serving in this city, strengthening more local non-profits, and loving more and more of our neighbors. 

May you have a Christmas full of joy and hope!




Articles in this Issue

A Culture of Plenty
Tim Keller
 
Christians as agents of reconciliation
David Bisgrove
 
Thank God for his perfect gifts
 
Thanks for making His Toy Store happen
 
Experiences In Giving
Greg Clark
 
Recap: The Wonder and Fear of Technology
 
Make this a Christmas of hope
Elise Chong
 
City to City International Intensive recap
Meredith Denton
 
An Announcement from Tim Keller
Tim Keller