The Christmas Lunch with the poor is a tradition of the Community of Sant’Egidio since 1982 when a small group of poor people was invited to join the the banquet table in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome.
Now, around the world, the Christmas banquet with the poor is a cherished moment of the Community of Sant’ Egidio. In different cities throughout the United States we will bring together our friends whether they be elderly from nursing homes, those living on the streets, or children in the School of Peace. During this generous time of giving and sharing, we invite you to help us prepare for this banquet.
Help us celebrate a joyful Christmas for all!
- Donate online through PayPal:
- Send a check to: Community of St. Egidio USA, 236 E 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
To support us with your time (volunteering at the Christmas banquet or other moments of celebration with the poor) or with specific donations please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see a list of suggested non-monetary donations for our friends below.