NYC & Company can help you connect with various NYC-based charities to incorporate meaningful and strategically relevant service components to your event. Below are just a few examples of some NYC-based charitable organizations helping to improve the lives of New Yorkers daily.
City Harvest, a nonprofit organization founded in 1982, is the world's first and New York City's only food-rescue program.
Millions of pounds of good, edible food are thrown away each year by New York City food businesses. At the same time, more than 1 million people are hungry, including nearly 350,000 children and more than 140,000 senior citizens. City Harvest is the link between those who have so much and those who have too little.
This year, City Harvest will rescue 20 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry—including restaurants, manufacturers, wholesalers, green markets, hotels, corporate cafeterias, grocery stores and farms—and deliver it to more than 600 community food programs throughout the five boroughs using a fleet of 16 trucks and volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps more than 260,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal.
New York Cares
New York Cares was founded by a group of friends who wanted to take action against the serious social issues facing our City. Their goal was to meet pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service—and this continues to be New York Cares’ mission today.
More than 36,000 people volunteer their time through New York Cares every year, while countless others contribute to its holiday gift and coat drives. Together, they were able to help nearly 400,000 disadvantaged New Yorkers.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity–New York City transforms lives and our City by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of decent, affordable housing for everyone.
Founded in 1984 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat–NYC builds in the five boroughs of New York City, completing about 25 houses a year. Current projects include a 41-unit newly constructed condominium building in Ocean Hill–Brownsville, in Brooklyn. Our Atlantic Avenue complex is the largest multifamily Habitat project ever and will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's stringent green standards.