THE AGAPE PROJECT NY
Awareness | Support | Change
ABOUT THE AGAPE PROJECT NY
The Agape Project NY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization seeking to help families facing food and housing insecurity. Our area of efforts straddles the Westchester-Putnam border and ranges from Mount Kisco to Danbury to Brewster and has reached as far north as Poughkeepsie. We identify community action partners in our geographic area and occasionally secure commercial partners to help us achieve our objectives. We combine the personal and professional networks of our volunteers and utilize word of mouth and shared social media to promote our activities. We set practical but aggressive targets to ensure a win-win for the groups we assist and ensure that our commercial partners are recognized in the community for their generous participation.
Past events have included a pizza drive thanking first responders, securing summer camp sponsorships for local children without the resources to otherwise attend, an annual back-to-school supply & backpack drive for Putnam County children without stable housing, the yearly delivery of organic Thanksgiving dinners to individuals in transitional communities and shelters, a clothing drive for local homeless shelters securing over 13,000 articles of clothing and new toiletries, and facilitating donations of over 4,000 farm eggs to food pantries ranging from North Salem to Newburgh.
"A THANKSGIVING TO SHARE"
HELP US PROVIDE 1,000 MEALS
Every community is home to families facing hunger. As families struggle with rising costs for food, rent, and other necessities, food insecurity remains near historic highs. For many, a Thanksgiving dinner is simply impossible.
You can help change this.
Last year, The Agape Project NY delivered 725 meals to Exodus Transitional Community locations in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie and East Harlem and this year they are aiming to provide 1,000 meals with their annual “A Thanksgiving to Share” initiative.
Donations can be made by clicking the button below or
Each meal is $15 and consists of organic roast turkey, traditional sides, and dessert. Last day to donate a meal is November 20th, 2022. Agape volunteers will collect and deliver the meals directly to Exodus locations.
Exodus delivers innovative programming tailored to adults and youth affected by the justice system, and advocates for a society in which all can achieve social, economic, and spiritual well-being. Across their Newburgh and Poughkeepsie locations, 60-80% of Exodus program participants are parents of minor children predominantly under the age of 10, with household income averaging 200% below the federal poverty level. Over the last 20 years, Exodus has provided services to over 25,000 recipients via numerous programs offering housing assistance, work force development, multiple youth empowerment programs and an outpatient substance abuse program.
Learn more at www.etcny.org.
Rich and Cassie Parente and the Clock Tower Grill team have been instrumental in making this event happen. Rich and Cassie are anchored in their community and committed to changing the way people eat. Their partnership with The Agape Project NY is proof of this philosophy. See more about their commitment to sustainability and their delicious menu offerings at www.clocktowergrill.com
OUR AREAS OF FOCUS
Bringing Awareness, Support & Change
RESPONDING TO FOOD & HOUSING INSECURITY
Assisting local food pantries, shelters and other organizations serving families in our community
CONNECTING AUTISTIC CHILDREN WITH ENHANCED EXPERIENCES
Offering a program for local organizations in developing and implementing site specific sensory paths and connecting parents of autistic children with specialized support and services