White Plains, NY (August 2018) The Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, recently presented a check for $2,500 to Furniture Sharehouse in White Plains. Furniture Sharehouse provides free furniture to economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in Westchester County, giving them the basic household furnishings that enable them to rebuild their lives and live with dignity.
Furniture Sharehouse clients are referred by member social service agencies and include those moving out of homeless shelters into permanent housing, women and children escaping domestic violence, working families in need, young adults aging our of foster care and victims of fires of other natural disasters. Since opening in 2007, the organization has served over 4,500 households, 13,000 individuals and has distributed more than 71,000 items with a total value of $4.1 million.
“We are so grateful to the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation for its support,” said Kate Bialo, Executive Director of Furniture Sharehouse. “Every year in Westchester, many are forced to live without even the most essential household furnishings because after paying for rent and food, they have no money to buy the basic furniture that many of us take for granted.”
Established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013, the HG REALTOR® Foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley. As concerned members of the communities we work in, the Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities who serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere.
For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation, please visit www.hgrealtorfoundation.com.
The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® is a not-for-profit trade association representing over 11,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan. It is the second largest REALTOR® Association in New York, and one of the largest in the country. It owns and operates the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS), offering more than 18,000 properties in the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. It is among the top 50 largest MLSs in the country.
Mary T. Prenon
Director of Communications
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