BNW Holidays 2017


Brighten the Smile of a Homeless Child This Holiday Season!

Join ATW’s Builders of the New World Holiday Celebrations on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13.

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Help The Actors Theatre Workshop ring in the holidays with not one, but TWO celebrations and creative classes for more than 100 children living in NYC temporary housing facilities. Since 1995, ATW has been providing New York City homeless children 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 and classes on Tues, Dec. 12 and Wed, Dec. 13 will kick off 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.

We want you in our community of diverse, creative, talented people.
We want your time, your love, and your talents.
And our children need you here.

Volunteer for Our Holiday Celebrations

We are seeking adults to start IMMEDIATELY by joining a variety of teams. Volunteers with writing, outreach, organizing and fundraising skills can join our diverse, talented team to help raise and awareness and funds for this wonderful program. Shifts are flexible with your schedule. Any previous experience in organizing events or holiday parties is a bonus!
We are sorry but sign-ups for these events have now closed.

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 Saturdays, Dec. 2 or Dec. 9 from 11:00-4:00pm
  • Volunteer on Tuesday, Dec. 12 or Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 1:30-5:30pm

We are sorry but sign-ups for these events have now closed.

Donate meals for our Delicious Holiday Feast

ATW would love your help connecting with high quality local restaurants and catering companies to provide our children with 200 hearty and nutritious hot holiday dinners for our heartwarming Holiday Celebrations. This is a unique opportunity to build community ties for and with children who need our help. Please read this flyer and contact for more information.
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Mentor a child in December

Would you like to be a mentor to the children during the two parties on Dec. 12th and 13th? Activities include setting up the theatre, wrapping gifts, serving the holiday meals, sharing a family-style meal with the children, assisting in the creative class and much, much more!
We are sorry but sign-ups for these events have now closed.

There will also be opportunities to volunteer for our spring 2018 BNW program. Click here to apply and learn more!

Capture the Moment

Capture our children sharing their visions of the futures as a volunteer videographer or photographer during one of the Decorating Days on Dec. 2nd or Dec. 9th, or at our Holiday Celebrations on Dec. 12 or Dec. 13. Your work will be featured on our website and social media outlets!
Submit a Volunteer Application

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation – Kick Off Giving Tuesday With Us!

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For non-profits like us, there’s Giving Tuesday, which is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving; this year, it’s Nov. 28th! Join a powerful movement to give back and support local communities throughout the holiday season.

We at ATW invite you to kick off Giving Tuesday with us! We recently received a grant from HSBC Bank USA to fund our Spring 2018 BNW Program and wish to expand its impact. 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.


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

The Actors Theatre Workshop, Inc.
145 West 28th Street, 3F, New York, NY 10001
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The Actors Theatre Workshop is a non-profit theatre and community center