HOPE FOR NEW YORK
Graffiti
Downtown

For over 40 years, Graffiti has been ministering to the community in Alphabet City on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. 

Mission: To serve the underserved, to express Christ's love in tangible ways based on Luke 14:13 "when you have a party, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind, and you will be blessed because they cannot pay you back".

OUR PARTNERSHIP
Our volunteers assist with weekly youth programming to encourage spiritual and personal growth, and serve weekly community meals for low-income and homeless individuals expressing God's love by meeting a tangible need.
Our grants provide funding to support the weekly meals program as well as cultural enrichment outings for youth.
We love that Graffiti holistically serves community needs in the name of Christ. From meal outreach, to youth programming, to ESL programs, Graffiti serves a wide range of community needs.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday Night Meal

  • Volunteers serve meals to community members on Wednesday nights who are mostly low-income neighbors and homeless individuals, and engage guests at tables in relationship building conversations.

FLIP

  • Volunteers pack and distribute bag lunches and basic seasonal necessities in Tompkins Square Park on Saturdays.

 

 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to serve at Graffiti's Wednesday Night Meal Service.

 


See below to sign up for these opportunities.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITY
 
TIME
LOCATION
SERVING
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 9202017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 1042017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 10112017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 10182017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 10252017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 1112017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 1182017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 11152017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 11222017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 11292017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families

 
Wed 1262017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
Graffiti

Pack and Serve Lunches at FLIP

 
Sat 1292017
10:30 AM 1:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
Communities in Need

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“Whenever we have a new volunteer, they are always amazed at how welcoming and warm the kids are towards them. I am inspired by their hope and desire for more. Many have families with significant hardships. They are resilient, though, and they still make themselves vulnerable. After being hurt, people often become hardened. I love that our kids are still willing to take risks in that way.”
Chris, Volunteer