COMMUNITY OF ST EGIDIO USA INC
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- Homeless & Housing
Location380 LENOX AVEAPT 6HNEW YORK, NY 10027 United States
Sant’Egidio is a global network of volunteer Christian communities focused on service to the poor, peace-building, and prayer. The poor are not only recipients of services, but also involved in the creation of a network of solidarity that changes the fabric of society itself. No one is ever so poor as to be unable to help others. In this way, the poor help others, together with their brothers and sisters at Sant’Egidio. It is the first step towards building a society that starts from the last, in which all are treated according to their intrinsic value as human beings. Sant’Egidio works for and believes in a society based on interdependence and coexistence between generations, ethnic groups, religions, and all cultures.
Sant’Egidio serves those who are most in need - elderly, homeless, migrants, people with disabilities, at-risk children, and prisoners.
Our service with the poor is rooted in gratuity and voluntary work. No person, not even the youngest or the poorest, is too poor or has too many difficulties to help those he or she meets. From our soup kitchens to our delivery of HIV treatment, from our Schools of Peace to the Humanitarian Corridors, we do it gratuitously and in friendship, all in the hope and belief that this is how we change the world.