Dear Friends of The Leo House,
I’ve had the great privilege and responsibility of leading The Leo House through some very challenging times, including 9/11 and the 2008 recession. But the scale of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on NYC and the world at large are unprecedented. We urgently need your help, beginning a global day of giving on May 5th, called #GivingTuesdayNOW.
While we are all concerned for the health and safety of loved ones at this time, in my role as President of The Leo House, I am deeply concerned for the future of our non-profit institution that has been a mainstay in NYC for 130 years, fulfilling a mission of welcoming immigrants and world travelers of all faiths and denominations with open arms. Over the years, we’ve tried our best to keep accommodations affordable for guests and to continue our charitable programs despite rising operating costs.
Extended closure places severe financial pressure on us, since, like other non-profit institutions that rely on visitors, we have no revenues for onsite operations.
We invite you to make a donation on our secure site or read about our charitable programs on our donations page. Thank you for your continued support.
Please share this letter with others who may want to help.
President and Chairman of the Board
The Leo House