ramp it up! campaign

Before and After view of the ramp leading up to the Center Doors

“All are welcome, all are welcome in this place…” is a refrain from a popular hymn we often sing at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery. The reality is that those of us who have limited mobility, are less welcome because St. Mark’s lacks an appropriate accessibility ramp.

Our goal is to build a permanent ramp in keeping with our building’s historic architecture that will allow all to enter through our center gate and center doorway. By doing so, we hope that our church will reflect our congregation’s commitment to welcome all to experience the love of God in this place, exactly as they are. Learn more about the ramp.

We are happy to report that through the hard work and contributions of so many of you, and with a loan from the diocese, we are prepared to break ground on the ramp construction!

Your contributions are still needed as we will need to pay off the balance of the loan. If you’d like to be a part of this historic project, you can donate here:

Please click the donate button above to make a contribution.
You may also mail a check to the office or make an offering during our Sunday services.
Please be sure to include “Ramp It Up!” in the memo line.

 

 

Thank you to Institutional Donors:

The Hyde and Watson Foundation

The Church of the Holy Trinity

The New York Landmarks Conservancy

Trinity Church Wall Street

Danspace Project

 

Thank you to the local business supporting the ramp:

Café Orlin (41st St. Mark’s Place)

Quality Plus Dry Cleaner, Inc. (200 2nd Avenue)

Fresco Gelateria (138 2nd Avenue)

Mud (307 E 9th Street)

Brickman Marts, Ltd. (55 1st Avenue)

 

Thank you to the members of St. Mark’s Church and to our friends and families who have contributed.

 

Every valley shall be raised up,
Every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
(Isaiah 40:4)