BNW Holidays 2016


Brighten the Smile of a Homeless Child This Holiday Season!

Join ATW’s Builders of the New World Holiday Celebrations on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14.

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Help The Actors Theatre Workshop organize not one, but TWO holiday celebrations for more than 100 children living in temporary housing facilities across Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Since 1995, ATW has been providing homeless children in New York with a unique and life-changing experience through our 12-week after school theatre and education program, The Builders of the New World (BNW). This year’s holiday celebrations on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 will kickoff our upcoming BNW session and give the children the opportunity to enjoy a nutritious meal, experience an illuminating drama class and receive a special gift.
To sign up to help us this year, please see below.


Support us in our efforts to bring joy, happiness and inspiration to the children of NYC by making a financial contribution. Your donation will help cover the costs of food and gifts for the children, and will keep the doors of our beautiful theatre facility open to the children and members of our shared NYC community.
Click Here to Donate

Give In-Kind Donations

We will need to secure approximately 200 meals for our two holiday celebrations. Connect us to restaurants that can donate hot, nutritious meals for our after-school sessions. Download this flyer and approach a delicious restaurant you love and let them know a non-profit you are involved with is hosting these heartwarming holiday parties. See what they can offer and let us know who we can follow-up with by sending us mail at
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Help Decorate for Our Holiday Celebrations

Volunteer to help beautify the theatre, trim the tree, and wrap gifts for our children. On the day of the children parties, volunteer to help with food pick-ups and day of set-up.

  • Volunteer on Dec. 3 or Dec. 10 from 1:30-3:30pm
  • Volunteer on Dec. 13 or Dec. 14 from 1:30-3:30pm

Click Here to Sign Up

Volunteer at Our Holiday Celebrations

Attend one of the Holiday Celebrations on Dec 13 or Dec 14 as volunteer. Volunteers will help serve food, help keep order with the children and much, much more!
Submit a Volunteer Application

Capture the Moment

Volunteer as a videographer or photographer during one of the Holiday Celebrations on Dec 13 or Dec 14. We document the positive images of the children standing up tall, smiling and with confidence speaking about their visions for the future. We share these images with our supporters.
Submit a Volunteer Application

We hope you will join us in making this holiday season an unforgettable one for these children.

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The Actors Theatre Workshop is a non-profit theatre and community center