About:

For over 40 years, Graffiti has been ministering to the Alphabet City Community in the East Village of Manhattan. Graffiti is a Christ-centered community center that offers programs and services such as food and clothing distribution, tutoring and after school activities.

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."

Serving
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
Homeless
Affiliate Since
2001

Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers

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.

Making Grants To Fund Programs

Our grants provide funding to support the weekly meals program as well as cultural enrichment outings for youth.

Why We Love This Affiliate

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

Next Available Opportunity
Wed 2/21/2024 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Opportunity For

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

Mentions

In just one year, more than 130,000 migrants have arrived in New York City to seek asylum. Many have traveled for miles and for months from South America, specifically Venezuela, to the United States.
Dave Park is a Hope for New York volunteer who has been serving with our affiliates for years!
In 2021, a milestone year that celebrated 25 years of His Toy Store, we distributed $155,000 to 29 affiliate partners so they could bring holiday joy to 15,000 New Yorkers in need.