This summer, we’re celebrating our 3,700+ volunteers who gave over 47,000 hours to serve the poor of our city this past fiscal year.
Hope for New York volunteers are constantly thinking through how they can best serve their neighbors in need as a response to the grace shown by Jesus. Let these stories inspire you to pray through how God might want to use you to bring greater flourishing to this city.
When my husband and I moved to New York for his job, I decided I would tithe my work, so to speak, by volunteering. As worried as we were for the first few months and as crazy as my husband thought I was for volunteering when I “should be getting paid,” God has so perfectly provided these past two years.
Adrienne Heller is a veteran His Toy Store volunteer—so we asked her to share with us what she's learned from serving, why she keeps coming back, and how she's seen God moving in and through this annual Christmas outreach to our neighbors in need across the city.
The story of Jacob Riis became very dear to me, not only because I, too, moved to New York from Denmark, but also because I realized how selfish, self-centered, and career-focused a life I was leading.
Living in the most populated city in the United States alongside 8.5 million people brings with it a unique set of challenges. This is especially true for children and youth who grow up calling this place home. Find out about some of the struggles our New York City children face each and every day.
Meet Blake DeBoer, a web developer and part of the Redeemer Downtown congregation. For the past three years, Blake has been faithfully serving with HFNY at the Exodus Transitional Community.
At Hope for New York, we love our volunteers! You may not even know the different ways that our volunteers serve the poor and marginalized of our city, so here are just a few things our amazing volunteers have accomplished this past (fiscal) year.
Finding the time to volunteer can be difficult... and finding the right opportunity can be even harder. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, check out our 5 tips for making volunteering easier so you can start giving your time to share God’s love with the poor and marginalized in our city.
Meet awesome volunteer Joanne Hsieh, who spearheads our cooking nights at The Bowery Mission Women’s Center Harlem location.“Getting to know the residents and hearing their life stories has been such a testament to God's redemptive work,” Joanne says.