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  • Well Read: Bookstore Cafe Volunteer Kimberly Chou

    Well Read: Bookstore Cafe Volunteer Kimberly Chou With apologies to Tennessee Williams, Housing Works depends on the kindness of volunteers. These are no strangers; they are dedicated community members devoting their own time in our fight to end AIDS and homelessness. Their importance cannot be overstated–this is especially true in our Social Enterprise Businesses. With over 200 in …

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  • Creative Costuming: Luis Herrera Re-Fashions Trash into Art

    Creative Costuming: Luis Herrera Re-Fashions Trash into Art Housing Works client and artist Luis Herrera is no stranger to getting creative. The 60-year-old self-described “friend [originally] from another country” has been an active member of the Housing Works’ art therapy program for over a decade. Herrera came to be part of Housing Works after he became ill back in …

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  • Housing Works Wins 2014 “BD Helping Build Healthy Communities” Award”, Receives $100,000

    Housing Works Wins 2014 “BD Helping Build Healthy Communities” Award”, Receives $100,000 On August 24th Housing Works was honored to accept the 2014 BD Helping Build Healthy Communities Award for our HIV prevention and education work reaching homeless youth. This award included a generous one hundred thousand dollar contribution for our programs. BD (Becton, Dickenson and Company) along with Direct Relief and the …

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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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