The Art of Giving

In partnership with Pack for a Purpose, The Chatwal, New York City works with local charity Children of Promise, NYC to embrace and empower children of incarcerated parents. Learn more about our social initiative Pack for a Purpose and our local community foundation Children of Promise, NYC below.

Pack for a Purpose

Our Social Initiative Partner

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a small amount of space in your suitcase and pack supplies for the projects we support, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. See what supplies are needed for our project.

Children Of Promise, NYC

Our Local Charity Project

In the United States, 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent. In New York alone, there are 105,000 children living under these circumstances. Children impacted by incarceration often face uncertainty and trauma from changing living arrangements, including moving from one caregiver to the next or being separated from their siblings. Beyond these stressors, children with an incarcerated loved one may struggle with the stigma and shame of having a parent in prison. At Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC), the mission is to embrace children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system.

CPNYC’s innovative model transforms the lives of children of prisoners through holistic support services offered in an empowering environment. Located in a Brooklyn community highly impacted by mass incarceration, the agency provides mental health services, one-to-one mentoring, academic support, arts education, family engagement, social justice initiatives and recreational activities for youth ages 6-18 and their caregivers such as single parents, grandparents, foster parents or extended family members.