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Housing Works Announces Fashion for Action 2010, chaired by Thom Browne

Housing Works Announces Fashion for Action 2010, chaired by Thom Browne

New York, NY – Housing Works announces the details of its highly anticipated seventh annual Fashion for Action fall fundraiser.

Chaired by Thom Browne, Fashion for Action is a four-day charitable fashion event, silent auction and designer sale that raises funds for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

Fashion for Action kicks off at 6:30pm on November 18, 2010 with an opening-night preview shopping event at the Rubin Museum of Art and continues with a sample sale on November 19 – 21 at the Housing Works Thrift Shop in Chelsea. All proceeds will benefit Housing Works’ network of health centers – located throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn – that offer HIV specialty care to homeless, formerly homeless, and low-income men and women living with HIV and AIDS.

Over 150 top designers have donated $1 million worth of merchandise that will be sold at 50 to 70 percent off retail prices. Returning supporters include Bloomingdale’s, Marc Jacobs, and DKNY.

Housing Works is proud to have Thom Browne co-chair this year’s benefit. “I am thrilled to be part of an event like Fashion for Action”, Brown says. “Housing Works gives hope to a forgotten community of people who are homeless and living with HIV/AIDS.” Anything I can do to raise awareness for the cause is so rewarding.”

Guests of the VIP gala will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from The Works Catering at the Rubin Museum as well as a silent auction. Sample sale shopping is located directly across from the museum at the Housing Works Thrift Shops Chelsea flagship.

What: Fashion for Action, Opening Night Benefit
When: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7pm – 10pm 6:30pm – 7pm VIP preview shopping event
Where: Event: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street Shopping: Chelsea Thrift Shop, 143 West 17th Street
Details: Tickets starting at $100.Tickets available at

What: Fashion for Action, Public Sample Sale
When: Friday, November 19, 2010 – Sunday, November 21, 2010
Where: Chelsea Thrift Shop, 143 West 17th Street *Details: * Free. Complete details at

About Housing Works: Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts

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Posted on August 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm