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
Affiliate Since

Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
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.

Glen, Staff


Apr 04.09.2020

Once a week, we’ll share brief stories from our affiliates who are still serving communities across the five boroughs. Our affiliates will provide updates on how COVID-19 has changed their programs and services, and how they're remaining hopeful about God continuing to work in our city.


Jul 07.03.2017
Jimmy Badillo was born in the Bronx and raised on the Lower East Side. He was arrested at 37 and thought his life was over. But God used a Box of Love from Cru Inner City to show Jimmy that He was loved even in the hard times.
Nov 11.22.2016
Non-profits across the city always see a spike in volunteerism around Thanksgiving, which makes sense. We're reflecting on our gifts—and we want to give back. But the needs persist all year long! So here are 10 ways you can serve AFTER Thanksgiving!