Friday, April 24, 2015

How your donations helped people in need at The Bowery Mission in 2014

[Photo via The Bowery Mission]

Throughout April, The Bowery Mission has been providing recaps to highlight how donations made a difference in the lives of the people they serve.

Whether a warm meal, a hot shower, emergency shelter, or a medical appointment, you helped meet the immediate, basic needs of each person coming to us for help — no questions asked — which many times is the spark that ignites life transformations.

In addition, 318 men and women joined the Bowery Mission's residential recovery programs last year … with 156 of them placed in jobs and 168 placed in housing.

In total:
• 30,000 donors gave more than $10 million in financial gifts and in-kind goods
• 750 volunteers each month offered nearly 45,000 volunteer hours

The Bowery Mission, which has been serving in-need New Yorkers since 1879, is located at 227 Bowery between Prince and Rivington.

Go here to learn more about donating … they are always accepting clothing (and food) at the Bowery location:

Clean, new and gently used clothing of all types is helpful. Large sizes are especially helpful. We are always in need of new underwear/undershirts and socks, new and gently used jeans and shoes, and professional clothing for those looking for work or re-entering the workforce.


Adrianna said...

I looking for a place to donate clothes today! Good to know

Anonymous said...

They should be clear that they mostly need MENs clothing in large, XL etc. The overwhelming majority of their clients are men. Also with summer just around the corner there will be a major need for socks, underwear and t shirts. Thanks to all you help this organization which does much good in the community.