Our work would not be possible without you! As a small community organization, volunteers are the foundation of New Alternatives. Whether preparing a meal, tutoring, running an ongoing group, assisting with registration for case management, or hosting a fundraising activity, volunteers have the opportunity to participate in and support virtually every aspect of our work.
To get involved and sign up for shifts, please create a volunteer profile or log in to your current volunteer account by using the links below. Our greatest need is for our dinner shifts every Sunday evening from 4–7:30 p.m.
Your ongoing support with recurring monthly donations is the best way to increase your impact and ensure that our work with LGBTQ+ youth continues. Two of the biggest things we depend on are consistency and financial stability. Recurring gifts provide both and allow us to make sure that every young person who walks through our doors has the opportunity to be clothed, fed, cared for, and educated. As a monthly donor you will enjoy:
Hassle-free monthly donations with automatic payments from your credit or debit card,
The knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately,
An annual statement provided for tax purposes, and
The ability to change or suspend your donation at any time.
To sign up for recurring donations, simply select "Monthly" when entering your donation amount.
Our angel list is a list of donors willing to respond to the individual needs of LGBTQ+ homeless youth. Requests range from uniforms for a new job to household items for a first apartment. It is the best way to directly impact the lives of our clients and to assist with emergency necessities. You can sign up below to start receiving emails today. We only send a few requests per month, and you can fulfill them simply by replying to the email.
New Alternatives collects hygiene supplies and toiletries throughout the year and distributes them to LGBTQ+ homeless youth on a weekly basis. If you would like to join us in providing our clients with the essential items they need for self-care and want to start a toiletries drive, please email us at to confirm what our current needs are. Donated supplies can be brought to Metro Baptist Church at 410 West 40th Street every Sunday from 4–7:00 p.m.
Clothing and Household Items
Due to space constraints, New Alternatives no longer accepts direct donations of used clothing or household supplies. We have partnered with Out My Closet to provide clothing to our clients on a regular basis and strongly recommend that all clothing donations be directed to them. For other organizations that will accept similar donations in NYC, we have compiled a list that can be downloaded here.
You can now help New Alternatives raise funds for LGBTQ+ homeless youth. Simply click one of the launch buttons below, create an account, and customize your own fundraising page to support our work today.
DONATE YOUR SPECIAL DAY
Create a campaign for your birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other special occasion to raise money for New Alternatives.
CREATE A SPORTS CAMPAIGN
Perfect for anyone participating in a marathon, triathlon, bike race, or physical challenge. Have fun while supporting LGBTQ+ youth.
START A HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN
Charitable giving increases over the holidays. Start a holiday campaign today and share with those in need.