Gifted Hands
The East Side · Downtown · The West Side · The Bronx

Gifted Hands offers art, design, and craft classes for a range of populations, including the elderly, the homeless, and people living with HIV/ AIDS.

Mission: To provide underserved youth and adults in New York City with educational art programs that build self-esteem and teach new skills.

Vision: For communities across our nation to start a Gifted Hands organization of their own, where volunteers with a passion for the arts teach and mentor the marginalized individuals in their communities.

Our volunteers bring joy, companionship and crafts to patients at Rivington House, a heathcare facility for HIV/AIDS patients. For those who can't join the class, volunteers make room visitations.
Our grant supports primary programs to single mothers, children in foster care, senior citizens, and HIV/AIDS patients, populations that Gifted Hands has served for 20+ years, as well as a vocational training program around jewelry design.
Gifted Hands received a grant to work with a consultant on development for the board of directors, resulting in new board committees and electing a new board Chairman to guide the organization's growth.

Art in Mission

  • Volunteers prep, sort and stock materials for art & jewelry class outreach programs on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of the month from 6:30 to 8:30PM.

Covenant House Outreach

  • Volunteers assist with art and crafts classes and provide childcare for pregnant or parenting teen moms and their children once a month from 6:30 to 8:30PM.

Monthly Knitting Circle:

  • Volunteers knit and crochet scarves, hats and prayer shawls on 1st Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00PM, providing items for outreaches across the. Volunteers can also drop off items knitted off-line.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

See below to sign up for these opportunities.
“Because of Gifted Hands, I have a change in heart, I have a change in life, and I have a change in inspiration.”
"Pebbles," Client
Prayers for the Elderly
March 21, 2017
Approximately 998,000 New York City residents are 65 and older, and that number is expected to increase to 1.3 million by 2030. Seniors in NYC face financial abuse, lack of resources, and increasing poverty rates. Join us in lifting up the elderly to a God who promises to carry and save us, even to our old age.
The Mr. Bright I Was Meant to Be
December 13, 2017
Wolfie Bright spent his life following other people, which led him to drugs, homelessness, and time in a nursing home. But God used Dustee, founder of Gifted Hands, to restore him to the Mr. Bright he was meant to be.