Emmaus Capital Campaign
50 Year Anniversary
Father David Kirk, a protégé of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dorothy Day, founded Emmaus House in 1966 in an abandoned building. Inspired by Day to serve the poor of Harlem, Father David built Emmaus’s work around what he learned in conversations with his neighbors, rather than making assumptions about their needs. Emmaus House quickly became a community of people from all walks of life centered on justice and service. For 50 years, Emmaus House has supported Harlem residents with its gospel-inspired ministry.
Today, as Harlem changes, Emmaus House is committed to stand with its neighbors, fighting for social, educational, and economic justice.
The Emmaus 50 Capital Campaign
For over 53 years, Emmaus House has been a community of empowerment and second chances. Emmaus House now needs your help to continue this legacy for the next 50 years.
To advance and practice the gospel of Christ in the City of New York on an inter-denominational basis; to carry out God’s empowerment of the poor and needy by meeting material needs, providing counseling and training, and encouraging individual and community spiritual development.
We do this through:
Food Pantry (110 families weekly)
Mentoring and Counseling
We believe that breaking the cycle of poverty requires physical, spiritual, and emotional care. To best serve our community, we must first invest in our infrastructure: the brownstone on 120th Street.
Already, volunteers have spent over 500 hours working on demolition, site preparation, and storage renovation.
Will You Join Us?
How can you love and stand for your neighbors? Your financial partnership is critical to help finish the renovations. But more importantly, your support will help us to reach and support more New Yorkers in need.