As you’ve heard, we’ve had to sell tickets for the New York Harvest 07 event, due to Madison Square Garden’s regulations. And you’ve heard that the proceeds are going to local charities. Let’s introduce you to the three organizations that are receiving the proceeds.
The New York City Rescue Mission is the oldest rescue mission in the country, having been founded in 1872. The organization provides overnight shelter for the displaced, along with a residential recovery program. The biblically-based program helps “clean people up on the outside, while looking forward to God cleaning them up on the inside,” says Joe Little, one of the mission’s workers.
Teen Challenge Brooklyn is a Christian organization ministering to recovering drug addicts. In addition, Teen Challenge runs an afterschool program for elementary school students, crisis counseling for all ages, and drug prevention programs. The group’s mission is to help those who have been affected by life-controlling problems, ministering to them through the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.
Long Island Youth Mentoring is a Christian organization that provides mentors for at-risk youth on Long Island and to incarcerated teens. Similar to Big Brothers-Big Sisters, the group also offers tutoring and pen pals to youth and mothers. All of the organization’s work is done in partnership with area churches.