Cru Inner City partners with local churches in low-income neighborhoods to provide a multitude of resources, including food and clothing, job readiness training, and youth programs.
To serve and mobilize the church to live out God's heart for the poor, so all can grow in Christ to build spiritual movements everywhere.
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
Volunteering events such as packing Thanksgiving Boxes of Love are a great way for families to serve together and for kids to participate in caring for our city.
Making Grants To Fund Programs
Our grant funds support compassionate care products such as over 1,000 Thanksgiving Boxes of Love and Homeless Care Kits, as well as training for inner city churches to help move people from crisis to Christ and restoration.
Why We Love This Affiliate
Cru partners with over 231 churches in all five boroughs of NYC. They come alongside and partner with ministries providing proven resources and services that enable them to minister effectively to their communities.
Jimmy, released from prison in 2005, was living in a one-room apartment with his young son, with no work experience except for illegal drug work, no money and a future with little hope. A local church learned about Jimmy’s need and brought a Thanksgiving Box of Love to his apartment. Because of this connection, Jimmy met Christians who cared about him and came to understand what it was to trust Jesus. But it didn’t stop there. Through this church partner's ongoing relationship with Jimmy, he has earned his GED, has an intact family, is a leader in his church and now trains local churches to deliver their own Boxes of Love to people in need.
Volunteering and engaging volunteers as part of my full-time work at The Bowery Mission stems from my own turbulent experiences in New York City.
This year, we launched a few fitness and fundraising program called the Miles of Hope Challenge! Starting in March, our network was encouraged to run, bike, walk, etc., between affiliate sites across our city!
Our hearts are bursting with gratitude and love that generous donors like you helped us exceed our giving goal this year! Here's what our affiliates shared about why His Toy Store Reimagined is important to them.