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  • The Social Networker: Jack Mackenroth’s Campaign for a Cause

    The Social Networker: Jack Mackenroth’s Campaign for a Cause In less than one month, over 100 physical activists, along with a 60 person road crew and thousands of virtual and “real life” supporters will come together to raise vital funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS and homelessness by completing BRAKING AIDS® Ride, a 285 mile, three-day journey from Boston to NYC. …

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  • Interior Redesign: Viyet’s Elizabeth Brown

    Interior Redesign: Viyet’s Elizabeth Brown It’s no secret that Housing Works enjoys a longstanding love affair with the interior design community. Hundreds of designers participated in our signature interior design benefit, Design on a Dime, over the years, and comb our shops for vintage and contemporary treasures for themselves and their clients. We were thrilled when …

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  • Booking It: Heidi Tannenbaum, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Manager,  on her BRAKING AIDS® Ride

    Booking It: Heidi Tannenbaum, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Manager,  on her BRAKING AIDS® Ride If you’re a regular reader of our Community Stories, you’ll see that we frequently profile the many activists who participate in BRAKING AIDS® Ride. While we deeply appreciate rider and crew member; we get especially excited when our own staff dedicates their personal time and effort to fundraising, training, and eventually …

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  • Surviving and Thriving: Advocate, Board Member, and Client Eric Bartley

    Surviving and Thriving: Advocate, Board Member, and Client Eric Bartley Housing Works clients, staff and supporters had even more reason to celebrate at June 29’s Heritage of Pride Festival when Governor Cuomo announced his advocacy-based plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York by 2020, a goal Housing Works has been working toward since the organization’s inception. One of the …

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  • Wonder Woman: Meet Physical Activist Courtney Maier Burbela

    Wonder Woman: Meet Physical Activist Courtney Maier Burbela The countdown has begun for Housing Works’ civil rights march on two wheels, BRAKING AIDS® Ride. From September 12 – 14, physical activists of all stripes will come together to ride 285 miles from Boston to NYC to raise funds and awareness for our mission to end AIDS and homelessness. One …

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  • The Future of Philanthropy

    The Future of Philanthropy Housing Works is incredibly fortunate in that New Yorkers of all stripes donate to us. From individuals to institutions, we’re often on the receiving end of generous and sometimes unexpected donations. We were recently approached by high school senior Colette Gerstmann to be the beneficiary of a concert she was organizing …

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  • Modern Together: CB2’s Ryan Turf

    Modern Together: CB2’s Ryan Turf In over 20 years of existence, Housing Works Thrift Shops have been fortunate to partner with many generous businesses on a host of innovative collaborations in shop and online. Imagine our excitement when we were approached by CB2 to participate in APTCB2, the first apartment designed live on Pinterest. We recently …

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  • From the Field: Intercambios Puerto Rico

    From the Field: Intercambios Puerto Rico “Some look at me and think that what I say is hypocrisy … but the important thing is not the messenger but the message” Robert Pereira is 64 years old and for more than years 40 used heroin. He is a little nervous for the interview we have said we will …

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