11/18 Join us for Donation Drive!!!
November 11, 2011
Rather than holding a normal GM, our meeting this month will be a DONATION DRIVE where we are asking for people to drop by the room with donations for Housing Works (please see below for a brief description of the work Housing Works does for the NY community) and then stay for some social time, conversation & snacks!
This month it will take place on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at CUNY GRAD CENTER Room 9204
The list of donate-able items includes gently used:
· men’s & women’s clothing
· children’s clothing
· handbags & accessories
Hope to see you there!!!
Quail & Aileen
And for some light bathroom reading…Here’s a tidbit Housing Works:
Housing Works* is a non-profit organization based in New York City that works to end “the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain [their] efforts.” As advocates, the organization fights for the inclusion and dignity of marginalized communities including active drug users, homeless people all people living with HIV/AIDS, homeless people, and sexual minorities. They have provided services (housing, healthcare, meals, mental health/substance use treatment, job training, legal assistance, etc.) to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income NYers living with HIV/AIDS since 1990. And they also began social enterprise-businesses that provide employment opportunities to the NY community and whose profits fund the mission of Housing Works.
Visit their website for more info: http://www.housingworks.org/