Established in 1980, Metro Ministries is a Christian, nonprofit organization that serves low-income, inner city children and their families throughout the five boroughs of New York City and in various urban centers around the world. It is one of the world s largest Sunday schools that serves more than 42,000 children with school services, child sponsorship, special programs and personal home visits on a weekly basis. The organization works to rescue children from poverty, violence, drugs, crime and hopelessness. It operates several programs that provide children with meals, school books and bags, gifts and toys, Christmas stockings and camping opportunities. The organization participates in various fundraising activities and is headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y.