Twinkling lights illuminate the streets, the smell of pine wafts through our homes, and we can feel the pressure of our end-of-December to-do list building. The holiday season is certainly here, but before you think about going into crazy holiday shopping mode…
Ho ho hold the phone.
Holiday at Housing Works kicks off this Friday and Saturday at our Thrift Shops and we are filling up our sleighs with everything that can possibly be on your long list of holiday wants, needs and must-haves. Think: Stocking stuffers, warm sweaters, New Years Eve dresses, decorations and SO much more.
This fun and festive shopping event will be kicking off Friday, December 9th, at …
Posted on December 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm
On World AIDS Day, we joined forces with the New York City AIDS Memorial Board of Directors and representatives, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York State Department of Health, and the rest of the END AIDS NY 2020 Coalition to host a public dedication of the newly completed New York City AIDS Memorial at St. Vincent’s Triangle. Over 600 community members filled the park and Greenwich Avenue to participate in the event.
The program, which was emceed by Broadway star Billy Porter, featured remarks from Mayor de Blasio, cheif counsel to Governor Cuomo Alphonso David, NYC Health Commissioner Mary Bassett, New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, NYC …
Posted on December 2, 2016 at 4:03 pm
Today, Thursday, December 1, we have reached the last month of 2016, and today is World AIDS Day. This morning, Housing Works and dozens of other AIDS organizations gather at 11am for the dedication of the new NYC AIDS Memorial Park, at St. Vincent’s Triangle, at 7th Ave. & Greenwich Ave. This event, which features speakers, performances, and the memorial reading of the names, will be screened at the bookstore, first live at 11am and then again at 7pm for those who cannot attend during the daytime. It is free and open to the public. It’s also an extra special day to grab a book, a coffee, or many.
Tomorrow night, Friday, December 2, we are gathering 35 …
Posted on December 1, 2016 at 12:54 am
Here at Housing Works we have oh so much to be thankful for, starting with our community of generous supporters, volunteers, and customers like you!
Just last week, we saw the power of our community come together to raise money for Housing Works’ lifesaving services at our annual Fashion for Action event hosted at our Chelsea Thrift Shop. We raised over $175,000, and we couldn’t have done it without you!
We still have several wonderful events to look forward to this year such as World AIDS Day happening on December 1st at the New York AIDS Memorial Park from 11am – 1 pm, and our Annual Client Art Exhibit and Fundraiser happening December 2-4th at the Prince St. Project Space generously …
Posted on November 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm
Paul Ryan is conducting a phone poll on the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare), hoping to hear overwhelming popular opposition to it.
If you would like to express your support for the Affordable Care Act, call (202) 225-0600.
After a brief period of silence (which has been reported to last up to two minutes), you’ll be directed to press 2 to weigh in on the issue. You’ll then hear a recording about HR-3762, Paul Ryan’s proposal to gut the ACA, and President Obama’s use of his veto power to stop it. Then, you will have a chance to indicate your opinion with the press of a button. Press 1 if you support Obamacare, 2 if you oppose …
Posted on November 21, 2016 at 5:55 pm
WORLD AIDS DAY 2016: Remember + Raise Your Voice
Please join us on Thursday, December 1st, for a special coalition World AIDS Day event. This year we’ll be at the newly completed AIDS Memorial Park in Greenwich Village for a dedication of the space, a memorial reading of names, poetry and musical performances, and words from elected and government officials and community members.
WHAT: World AIDS Day 2016, a coalition event to mark the opening of the new NYC AIDS Memorial Park, to remember the past, and to raise our voices for an AIDS-FREE NY by 2020. This non-ticketed event is free & open to all!!
WHEN: Thursday, December 1st. Program begins …
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 12:32 pm
Guest post by Charles King, President and CEO of Housing WorksTransgender Day of remembrance is always a solemn occasion, for it honors our sisters and brothers of trans experience who have been martyred on the altar of hate, attacked, brutalized and killed for the offense of living their lives as God made them to be. It is almost incomprehensible, that the mere fact of someone’s existence is such a threat to some peoples’ sense of themselves and the world around them, that it would move them to take that person’s life, often in the most brutal manner. Yet, each year we gather to remember scores of transgender persons who died in this way over the prior year. And we know we will be …
Posted on November 16, 2016 at 5:53 pm
by Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works
Last night, like many people, I felt a knot growing in the pit of my stomach as the realization gradually sunk in that our nation had elected as president a man who wears his racism, xenophobia, and misogyny on his chest like badges of honor. As I anxiously flipped from posting to posting on Facebook, looking for any glimmer of hope, I started increasingly to see words like “panic,” angry,” and “afraid”—until some variation of those words was appearing in almost every post I read.
This flood of words carried me back to the very worst days of my own life and of many in this community, some 30 years ago. Caught up in …
Posted on November 9, 2016 at 2:57 pm