Give back through Hudson Square
Want to give back but not sure how? Hudson Square is home to many creative and thriving non-profits and philanthropic organizations. Read more below about the unique charities that cater to New York City’s many needs.
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Project Renewal’s mission is to end the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Located at 200 Varick St.
Each year, The Door serves nearly 11,000 young people from all over New York City, with a wide range of services including reproductive health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, GED and ESOL classes, tutoring and homework help, college preparation services, career development, job training and placement, supportive housing, sports and recreational activities, arts, and nutritious meals – all for free, completely confidentially, and under one roof. Located at 555 Broome St.
Children’s Museum of the Arts unites children and artists to create and share ambitious works of art with their communities and the world. Located at 103 Charlton St.
The mission of the New York City Fire Museum is to collect, preserve and present the history and cultural heritage of the fire service of New York and to provide fire prevention and safety education to the public, especially children. Located at 278 Spring St.
New York Public Radio’s mission is to make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the spirit more joyful through excellent audio programming that is deeply rooted in New York. Located at 160 Varick St.
The Parodneck Foundation was organized in 1970 to provide financial and technical assistance to groups of people in New York City attempting to solve or improve their poor housing conditions through mutual aid, self-help and cooperation. Located at 121 6th Ave.
As a cinema of ideas, Film Forum is committed to presenting an international array of films that treat diverse social, political, historical and cultural realities. Unlike commercial cinemas that primarily “book” high-grossing, Hollywood films, Film Forum’s programs are thoughtfully selected, with attention to unique cinematic qualities, historical importance individually or within a genre and – particularly for documentaries – relevance to today’s world. Located at 209 West Houston St.
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Established in 1973 by Rachel Robinson to perpetuate the memory of her husband, the Jackie Robinson Foundation administers one of the nation’s premier scholarship and leadership development programs for minority college students. With the opening in 2022 of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City, JRF will inspire and challenge the general public around the ideals embodied in the legacy of its namesake. The Jackie Robinson Museum will celebrate the enduring legacy of one of the most important Americans of the 20th century. The exhibition will chronicle Jackie Robinson’s trailblazing achievements against the backdrop of United States history, from his birth in 1919 to today. Invoking Robinson’s role as a champion for racial, social, and economic equality, the Museum’s programming will place an emphasis on dialogue around critical issues that continue to challenge our society. Located at 75 Varick St.
HERE strives to create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive home in which all people have fair access to the resources they need to realize their visions. We acknowledge structural inequities that exclude individuals and communities from opportunities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and seek to counter those inequities in our work. Through mindful actions on sustainability and regenerative practices, we work toward climate justice, and a safe, livable planet for present and future artists and audiences. Located at 145 6th Avenue.
ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. They dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account. Located at 155 6th Ave.
Since 1978, BFF has developed programs that offered solutions to the disenfranchisement of artistic expression and social concerns of people of color. Located at 131 Varick St.
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The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Located at 225 Varick St.
VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization. VISIONS purpose is to develop and implement individualized programs to assist people who are blind and visually impaired of all ages to lead independent and active lives, and to educate the public to understand the capabilities and needs of people who are blind and visually impaired. Located