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.
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."
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
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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 12/7/2022 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Next Available Opportunity
Tue 12/13/2022 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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


Jan 01.12.2022
Despite the long and dark pandemic season, we saw sparks of hope, which are captured in these stories that our affiliates shared about the earliest pandemic days.
Dec 12.17.2021
Many affiliate partners also shared which volunteers made a difference last year, so we asked to share their special shout outs about the volunteers that went the extra mile.
Jul 07.29.2020
When the coronavirus hit, we were concerned that we would have to shut down our Wednesday Night Meal program. But God provided a way for us to continue offering meals throughout the pandemic.