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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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  • 10 Questions with ELLE DECOR Editor-in-Chief Michael Boodro

    10 Questions with ELLE DECOR Editor-in-Chief Michael Boodro Interior design devotees know Michael Boodro as ELLE DECOR’s editor-in-chief; the style arbiter behind their ultimate source of decorating inspiration. Housing Works knows Boodro as a generous friend, one of our first and longest serving Thrift Shop board members, and Co-Chair of this year’s Design on a Dime Benefit. A true …

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  • 10 Questions with Nicole Gibbons

    10 Questions with Nicole Gibbons In honor of Design on a Dime’s 10 Year Anniversary we asked 3 of our most outstanding supporters the same 10 questions … and received very different answers! Fans of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) may recognize Nicole Gibbons as a designer helping deserving families re-imagine their living spaces on Home …

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  • 10 Questions with Patrick J. Hamilton

    10 Questions with Patrick J. Hamilton In honor of Design on a Dime’s 10 Year Anniversary we asked 3 of our most outstanding supporters the same 10 questions … and received very different answers! First in this mini-series is interior designer and four-time participant Patrick J. Hamilton. In addition to his signature “Invest, Save & Splurge” approach, …

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