White Plains volunteers from Westrchester’s Furniture Bank, the Furniture Sharehouse, recently served lunch and presented a flat-screen television to residents and staff at the Open Arms Men’s Shelter to honor one of their own.
For more than two years, Sinclair “Huggie” Huggins, 43, a former shelter resident, volunteered at Furniture Sharehouse twice a week, and considered it his part-time job. Huggins died in October and the March 8 luncheon was held to honor his memory.
“We were all very saddened by Huggins’ passing, and we wanted to do something to honor his memory. We thought that donating a large flat-screen television to Open Arms would be a fitting gift that Huggins would have enjoyed,” said Kathy McGrath, volunteer coordinator for Furniture Sharehouse.
From left: Paul Anderson-Winchell, executive director of Grace Church Community Center, Kate Bialo, Executive Director of Furniture Sharehouse and Charlie Bevier, director of Shelter & Homeless Outreach Services.
Furniture Sharehouse has partnered with Grace Church Community Center, which runs Open Arms, since 2007.
“The weekly volunteers who have come from Open Arms to work at our warehouse over the years have been a crucial part of our operations,” said Kate Bialo,Furniture Sharehouse executive director.
The organization has partnered with Grace Church Community Center, which runs Open Arms, since 2007.
Located at the Westchester County Airport, Furniture Sharehouse provides free furniture to needy individuals and families. Visit http://www.furnituresharehouse.org/ for more information on the organization.