Sept. 12, 2018 By Tara Law
Housing Works will open for a new thrift store on Austin Street— the nonprofit’s first in Queens— on Sept. 29.
The store, which will be located at 71-54 Austin St. will offer men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, home goods, books and art. Proceeds from the thrift shop will go towards the New York City-based nonprofit’s charitable and advocacy work combating HIV/AIDs and homelessness.
Housing Works’ work includes the operation of five health centers and 250 supportive housing units, as well as providing outpatient drug treatment services and job training, according to GuideStar.
The Austin Street location will be Housing Works’ 14th thrift shop; the nonprofit also operates 11 locations in Manhattan and two in Brooklyn.
Housing Works spokesperson Katherine Oakes said that each Housing Works offers a unique, curated selection of merchandise.
“The difference from shop to shop is the community that surrounds them as they thrive off donations from members of each neighborhood,” Oakes said.
“We’re thrilled we can introduce Forest Hills to our beloved Thrift Shops, it has been a long time coming but we’re excited to finally have a shop in Queens!” said Cheryl Grimm, Vice President of Thrift Retail
The thrift store will be open from Monday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Donations will be accepted during business hours.
For more information about the donated items Housing Works does and does not accept, visit the link.