Design on a Dime 2013
On April 25-27th 2013 Housing Works’ annual Design on a Dime event raised a record $1.1 million towards our housing expansion program for people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. In its 9th year, the 3-day interiors sale and reception was attended by over 3,000 people who shopped 62 rooms designed with floor to ceiling product for sale at deep discounts by some of the world’s top interior designers.
The fundraiser’s Opening Night Reception was co-chaired by five of the interior industry’s leading females including: Yetta Banks (Viacom), Genevieve Gorder (HGTV’s “Design Star), Evette Ríos (ABC’s “The Chew”), Sabrina Soto (HGTV’s “High Low Project”) and Lara Spencer (“Good Morning America”).
Proceeds from the multi-day event and sale will fund two housing development projects serving clients in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Design on a Dime will furnish 12 apartments in Housing Works’ much anticipated Jefferson Avenue Residence slated to open in the summer of 2013. Additional funds will help turn a vacant 6,000 sq ft. lot, into a beautiful and safe home for 27 single, formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS.
Housing Works would like to thank the many Design on a Dime volunteers who worked to make this event a success as well as the designers, donors, committee and event sponsors for their time, dedication and talent.
We look forward to the 10th anniversary of Design on a Dime in 2014. Dates to be announced soon!