Category Archives: Bowery Mission

Help sponsor our June 29 event

Join us to help fight hunger in NYC at a fundraiser social at Farm Candy, a lifestyle store in the heart of South Street Seaport. We will have a wine tasting courtesy of our wine sponsor Voga Italia and our host Farm Candy. There will be light appetizers served.
There will be a 50/50 raffle, and a raffle for prizes (gift baskets and more) donated by our sponsors (confirmed sponsors: Voga Italia, Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East Jamaica) and our host Farm Candy.
We look forward to seeing you!

Mercedes Benz Sprinter van for The Bowery Mission

Foto 1The Rotary Club of Wall Street in early 2014 has procured a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van for The Bowery Mission. The project formed part of the club’s extended assistance to deal with the impact and effects of Superstorm Sandy, and is part of our focus to serve the homeless and low income population in the Lower East Side and across NYC.

Founded in 1879, The Bowery Mission is one of New York’s oldest not-for-profit charity to help alleviate the plight of the city’s homeless, the hungry, the poor, and children at risk. In the aftermath of Sandy, the Bowery Mission experienced a significant increase in the number of emergency shelter intakes, and also provided much needed on-the-ground emergency food supplies, meals, clothes, etc., all of which stretched the mission’s existing fleet of vehicles.

The new dual-purpose van is being used for both passenger and goods transportation and is of great assistance for the charity’s outreach to the homeless population beyond it’s landmark mission location on the Bowery.

The project is made possible by way of a matching grant from The Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of Wall Street has partnered with the Rotary Clubs of Hartsdale and Pleasantville (both Westchester NY), the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise (Ontario, Canada), as well as Rotary Districts 1880 (South East Germany), 7040 (New York & Bermuda), and 7240 (Eastern Canada), all of which contributed to the base funds for this grant. The money provided by the Rotary Club of Wall Street included funds that our club has received from many generous individuals, Rotarians and non-Rotarians, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

As part of our ongoing partnership with The Bowery Mission, we have commenced a monthly meal service project during which members and friends of our club serve meals at the homeless shelter.

Don’t Walk By – Volunteers Needed

Support our partners at The Bowery Mission with their Don’t Walk By campaign.


Don’t Walk By (DWB) is an annual outreach in New York City where volunteers walk through each street in Manhattan each winter on a search and rescue mission for the homeless. Volunteers seek to offer every single homeless person or those in need food, warm clothing, a blanket and the opportunity to get off the streets and enter a shelter and residential program.

Our Vision: Through an alliance of influential organizations, volunteers, outreach experts and resource providers, see that every man and woman living on Manhattan’s streets is offered a chance to transform their lives.

Click here for info on Volunteer sign up:

Types of Volunteers:

Street Engagement
Walks a 10×10 block radius with team on search and rescue mission to find the homeless, and offer them a ride back to the anchor church for food, meal, clothes, etc.
Must be at least 18 yrs old to qualify

Subway Engagement

Rides a subway line with team on search and rescue mission to find the homeless, and offer them a ride back to the anchor church for food, meal, clothes, etc.
Must be at least 18 yrs old to qualify

Team Leader (Street Engagement or Subway Engagement) –
Leads a team of the above mentioned volunteers with map, homeless tracking info, and transportation contacts.
Must attend a team leader training and will be prompted to select one of 2 dates during registration
Must be at least 25 yrs old to qualify

Works at the anchor church to provide a smile, meal, clothing, medical treatment, resources, and more to the homeless guests that arrive off the streets.
Must be at least 16 yrs old to qualify

Medical Professionals
We also need medically trained professionals.
If you would like to volunteer in this way, please contact Jaime Hayes directly at

We always need more vans to help with transportation during the outreach. If your church/family/organization has a van, minivan, and can offer a driver, please contact David Van Fleet directly at

Click here for info on Volunteer sign up:

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February 6 – Volunteer Events

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February 6 is the RCWS Day of Service (Projects)! Members – Visit our group page on Volunteerspot to sign up.

The Bowery Mission service project is to serve dinner in their kitchen. Meals are served three times a day, every day. We’ll arrive at 6pm for setup and food prep. Then we’ll serve the meal with the Bowery kitchen staff and assist with kitchen and dining hall cleanup. Dinner is served to 125-175 people each night.

For the Ronald McDonald House project, we are hosting a dinner at Ronald McDonald House of New York, which provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families who travel to New York City for life-saving treatment. Providing a meal is an important part of supporting the children living at Ronald McDonald House of New York who are battling cancer and the families caring for them. Dinner service will begin at 6:30 pm (volunteers will need to arrive at least by 6:00 pm to help with the set up).

Click here to sign up today:

Donation to Bowery Mission

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 200 Turkey Countdown!

We are pleased to announce that today we delivered a check for $8000 to Bowery Mission.

After Sandy hit NYC, Bowery Mission used all their supplies to accommodate an increase to triple capacity at their shelter. We raised funds to help them re-stock supplies and ensure that Thanksgiving meals can go on as usual this week for 5000+ people.

While this project is complete, we are still working towards recovery efforts for Sandy Relief. Please follow us on Facebook at for details on all our current projects & recovery efforts.

Check out photos from our 11/12 supply delivery

11/12 Supply Delivery
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On November 12, two members of the Rotary Club of Wall Street NY met a 48 foot truck delivering supplies for relief efforts in NYC. The truck was organized by a Rotarian from Aubsale Valley and arrived in NYC full of supplies.

We worked with 4 team members from the Bowery Mission to unload the truck and re-pack it in to vans. Supplies are already being distributed to those in need.

While the power is back on in lower Manhattan, there are still many ongoing needs.

After Sandy hit NYC, Bowery Mission used all their supplies to accommodate an increase to triple capacity at their shelter.

We are raising funds to help them re-stock supplies for Thanksgiving meals and ensure that Thanksgiving meals can go on as usual this year.

They need 200 turkeys to serve 5,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day and 9,000 meals during Thanksgiving week.

For only $16, you can sponsor a turkey to help reach the 200 turkey goal!

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200 Turkey Countdown

Our partners at the Bowery Mission have used supplies and funds that were saved for Thanksgiving to assist with disaster response for Hurricane Sandy.

We are starting the 200 Turkey Countdown to raise money for their Thanksgiving Day meals, where they serve 5000+ people.

Choose the number of turkeys you want to donate & click on the “Donate Now” button below to donate a turkey for the countdown!

Turkey Donations

Keep an eye on the Turkey-o-meter for a status on our goal!

Career Day Volunteers Needed

The Bowery Mission is looking for volunteers well-skilled in resume preparation to help the men in our residential program prepare for a Career Day we are hosting on Saturday, August 6, 2011. The men can be available to receive this help Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, next week and the week after, anytime after 12pm. Please have interested parties contact Cebert Danvers, our Career Center Supervisor, at or 212-674-3456.