Thanksgiving Reflections

As we all take some time for gratitude and reflection this Thanksgiving, for Greenwich House it is also a particularly special moment to honor the founding of this 120-year-old community institution, and give thanks to current and past generations who advanced this important work and those who have long supported these efforts.

It was on Thanksgiving Day in 1902 that Greenwich House founder, Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, and the City’s civic, business and community leaders launched a new beacon of hope, help, and opportunity in the heart of the nation’s densest immigrant neighborhoods. And while Greenwich House programs and services might evolve with the times and our local needs, the focus of this work remains remarkably unchanged – as the organization remains committed to responding to the urgent, ongoing, and diverse needs in Greenwich Village, Downtown Manhattan, and beyond.

If you haven’t already, watch the video created for our 2023 Fall Benefit, the theme of which was “Many Doors, One Mission.” It celebrates the wellness, creativity, and connection created by the incredible Greenwich House team and extended community.

As you pause to reflect on what you’re grateful for in whatever way is meaningful to you, keep the legacy of Greenwich House’s founder and her dedication to the betterment of our community close to your heart. Compassion, service, and progress are what the Greenwich House community is all about, today and every day.

And thank you for being a part of this remarkable journey. Your support, your dedication, and your belief in our mission are what continue to propel us forward.

Wishing you and your loved ones a warm and joyous Thanksgiving.