JOIN US - 11TH ANNUAL DON’T WALK BY!
Don't Walk By is an annual winter outreach to our neighbors surviving on the street. The outreach encourages New Yorkers to put into practice the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37).
Over the past decade, Don’t Walk By volunteers have canvassed the streets of Manhattan, met over 10,000 individuals and invited them back to a host site. There our guests were offered a hot meal, clothing, basic medical care, and connection to ongoing support.
Registration for Don't Walk By 2019 is now open!
Join over 1000 volunteers to meet and serve our guests on the streets, and subways of Manhattan.
While Outreach Team members meet new friends on the street and invite them back to a host site, our Hospitality Team offers them a hot meal, clothing and other supplies, basic medical care, additional services, and the offer of overnight hospitality at a partner facility. Guests will then have the opportunity for up to seven additional nights of shelter at The Bowery Mission, and follow-up care from New York City Relief. Our partners collaborate to provide long-term care and personalized support to help each individual find a path to sustainable, independent living.
Don’t Walk By 2019 will take place on all four Saturdays of February. Each Saturday serves a different quadrant of Manhattan and is anchored in a local host site.
For Don’t Walk By 2019 we are inviting all participants to share a fundraising page with friends, family & colleagues to support our efforts in serving individuals experiencing homelessness in NYC.
PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to participate in multiple Saturdays of Don't Walk By, however you must register for each Saturday individually. We would love if team leaders could sign up for multiple Saturdays.
You must be 18 years or older to volunteer.