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  • The Story of a Dress

    The Story of a Dress Each year, our Thrift Shops receive thousands of donations from generous New Yorkers who support our mission to end AIDS and homelessness. However, it’s not often that we hear the stories behind the items we receive. That’s why we were delighted to read this email and article from author Sally Olds …

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    • Material Wrld: Evolving the Fashion Lifecycle

      Material Wrld: Evolving the Fashion Lifecycle To say the resale fashion landscape has changed since we first opened our Thrift shops 25 years ago is a major understatement. Thrifting has become mainstream, and reselling fashion and furniture is a growth industry. As a nonprofit charity, we rely on donations from individuals and corporations and the funds they …

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      • Quality Time with Ali Kliegman

        Quality Time with Ali Kliegman Each September hundreds of bicyclists, or as we here at Housing Works call them, endurance activists, ride 285 miles from Boston to NYC as part of BRAKING AIDS® Ride. Though the three-day ride is fully supported by staff and crew, it requires a level of commitment above and beyond a typical …

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        • Team Werq: Mike Dreyden and Candy Samples

          Team Werq: Mike Dreyden and Candy Samples Each September hundreds of bicyclists, or as we here at Housing Works call them, endurance activists, ride 285 miles from Boston to NYC as part of BRAKING AIDS® Ride. Though the three day ride is fully supported by staff and crew, it requires a level of commitment above and beyond a …

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          • All in the Family: Beth and Jordan Shapiro

            All in the Family: Beth and Jordan Shapiro Each September hundreds of bicyclists, or as we here at Housing Works call them, endurance activists, ride 285 miles from Boston to NYC as part of BRAKING AIDS® Ride. Though the three-day ride is fully supported by staff and crew, it requires a level of commitment above and beyond a typical …

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            • Brooklyn Pride: A Conversation with Brooklyn Industries’ Lexy Funk

              Brooklyn Pride: A Conversation with Brooklyn Industries’ Lexy Funk Just in time for Pride, we’re thrilled to announce our second fashion collaboration with Brooklyn Industries, the pioneering clothing and accessories company. Their talented designers created a limited edition t-shirt emblazoned with our advocacy call to action: we CAN end AIDS in New York State by 2020 (find out how here). …

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              • BRAKING AIDS® Rider: Michael Pellman Rowland

                BRAKING AIDS® Rider: Michael Pellman Rowland Each September hundreds of bicyclists, or as we here at Housing Works call them, endurance activists, ride 285 miles from Boston to NYC as part of BRAKING AIDS® Ride. Though the three day ride is fully supported by staff and crew, it requires a level of commitment above and beyond a …

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                • Giving by Design: Bruce Tilley

                  Giving by Design: Bruce Tilley If you see a piece of artwork or furniture you admire in one of our shops or on shophousingworks.org, there’s a good chance it was donated by a gentleman named Bruce Tilley. Tilley, has been connected to Housing Works for almost 25 years, he served on our then nascent Thrift Shop …

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