Coffehouse Christmas Day Dinner & Dance Party
Long before most people got out of bed this Christmas Day 2013, the cooks, volunteers and staff at the Project FIND Coffeehouse were busy preparing a special Christmas Day dinner and dance party. The annual feast featured a visit from Santa, who brought presents, deliveries of meals, cards and cheer to the homebound, --- and a Whole lot of dancing ...
It was a joyous day for all involved.
Do you often pass homeless and desperate people and feel unsure of how to help? During this holiday season, consider giving to an organization that DOES know how to help.
Project FIND has been providing hope, stability and recovery to New York's most vulnerable since 1969.
The Holidays are our favorite season to remind people they are not alone, and we can't do this without your support.
To support our work visit our website at www.projectfind.org and donate to our Winter Campaign.
The Coffeehouse program has been serving the Hell’s Kitchen/Chelsea neighborhood since the early 1970’s; starting as a help desk in the Port Authority Bus Terminal where the elderly “sitters” congregated, growing over time to become a full service senior center with funding from the NYC Department for the Aging.
For the past 30 years, the Coffeehouse has operated in a building near Times Square, at 551 Ninth Avenue, owned by Port Authority. In 2012, with enormous assistance from the Port Authority, we have been able to secure a new and even better home in the undercroft of the Holy Cross Church at 331 West 42nd Street.
The $1.1 million build out has transformed the space into a fully handicap-accessible center with a commercial grade kitchen.
Coffeehouse provides breakfast and lunch five days week in addition to an expanding number of health and wellness activities. The center also provides a Thursday evening meal program (Dinner at Coffeehouse) and a take-away meal program (Day for Night) for individuals who are either homeless, indigent, or whose living quarters do not contain cooking facilities.