From the BHB Inbox:
Brooklynites are invited to celebrate the second anniversary of Housing Works Thrift Shops thriving Brooklyn location at a free and open-to-the-public in-store party on Thursday, January 29 from 7pm to 9pm. (Housing Works members get in at 6pm, a full hour early! Join Housing Works—you’ll do good and save big). Housing Works Brooklyn Thrift Shop is located at 122 Montague Street.
To mark the occasion of two successful years in Brooklyn, Housing Works is giving partygoers first crack at a treasure trove of designer clothing and jazzy house wares, furniture and books. Don’t miss specially discounted items such as:
Michael Kors leather blazer, $145
Tadashi silk and chiffon dress, $140
Vintage mink and leather jacket, $450
Diane von Furstenberg dress, $120
Oscar de la Renta jacket, $110
Brand-new Roberto Cavalli dress, $115
Fenton vintage glass bowl, $45
International Silver Company silver-plated ice bucket, $20
Fred Press Mid-Century Glass Set, including carafe, petite glasses, wood-handled tray, $40
Despite the troubled economy and thanks to the generosity of Brooklyn residents, Housing Works’ Brooklyn store generated more than $1 million in sales last year. All profits go to Housing Works lifesaving services for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.
However, as New York City’s economy worsens, the Brooklyn store is asking Brooklynites to keep the donations coming—and to keep volunteering. “It’s amazing how the neighborhood has taken us on as one of its own. But we still have a very real need for volunteers and donations,” said Richard Vorisek, Housing Works Thrift Shops president.
Since opening its doors in 1990, Housing Works has provided lifesaving supportive services such as housing, medical care, job training and meals, to 20,000 New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Housing Works, which is also committed to serving those who have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere because they struggle with mental illness or chemical dependency, is the largest community-based nonprofit AIDS organization in the United States. To learn more, visit www.housingworks.org.