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Sixth Annual Charity Gala to Raise Funds for the Homeless In NYC

Furniture World Magazine
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Metropolitan Home and the New York Design Center announced that the sixth annual Design Cares charity auction and holiday cocktail party will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 11, 2007. The design community’s crème de la crème will come together to celebrate the holidays at this highly anticipated, festive affair and participate in the silent auction benefitting the Partnership for the Homeless’ “Furnish a Future” program. Nearly 150 modern luxury home furnishings, home accessories and lifestyle goods from some of the world’s top designers and companies will be on display for guests to bid on. “It is an honor for the magazine to co-host this heartfelt event and help make giving back to the community more accessible for our guests,” says Metropolitan Home’s Editor-in-Chief, Donna Warner. “Together, along with the gala attendees and the funds raised through the silent auction, we can make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate.” Design Cares offers attendees a unique opportunity to shop for a variety of gifts for the home just in time for the holidays. This year approximately 500 industry influencers are expected to attend the chic charitable soiree. Throughout the evening guests will enjoy festive food, cocktails and music as they celebrate the season of giving at this Holiday event. Developed as a fundraiser for worthwhile New York City charities, the Design Cares event has grown to become an annual success story providing hope for those in need. Similar to year’s past, the 2007 event will include generous donations from major brands including Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams, Lulu DK for Elite Leather, American Leather, CB2, Thomasville, W Hotels, Baker Furniture and the Conran Shop to name a few, giving attendees a unique opportunity to participate in the spirit of giving by bidding on luxurious auction items. ”We are delighted to co-host Design Cares with Metropolitan Home and provide help to Furnish a Future,” says Jim Druckman, President and CEO of the New York Design Center. “The Holidays are such a critical time of year and we look forward to helping many families make a fresh start with the funds raised from the auction.” The annual Design Cares event is open to the public and will be held at the New York Design Center located at 200 Lexington Avenue from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 11. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the silent auction will benefit a local non-profit organization, Partnership for the Homeless and their “Furnish a Future” program, giving Metropolitan Home, the New York Design Center and the community an opportunity to give back to homeless families and individuals looking for a brighter future. About Metropolitan Home: Metropolitan Home stands alone as the definitive guide to modern design and the unparalleled champion of contemporary style. The magazine’s urban mindset speaks to readers everywhere and sets the standard for how to live well now. Every article and photograph connects with the magazine’s affluent, intelligent, progressive readers. Each page informs and inspires consumers to decorate, renovate, garden and cook as they create a haven for themselves and their families. Metropolitan Home’s distinctive voice elevates eclectic style and celebrates the impact that quality design has on today’s modern lifestyle. About New York Design Center : The New York Design Center is the industry’s source for current design, representing avant- garde, contemporary innovations, as well as classic creations. Built in 1926 the NYDC was the dream of few visionaries in the furniture industry. Today, the New York Design Center’s rich history enhances its reputation as a vibrant, dynamic resource for imaginative solutions to any design challenge. The New York Design Center is committed to transforming both living and working environments. About Partnership for the Homeless Partnership for the Homeless is a New York-based organization committed to partnering with the faith community, neighborhood-based organizations, business and government to attack the root causes of homelessness and empower people to leave the city’s streets and shelters for lives of independence and financial stability. The design community has adopted the Partnership’s “Furnish a Future” program, New York City’s only free furniture bank, which collects new and used furnishings from designers, interior decorators, hotels, retailers, private homeowners, and universities to distribute to 2,000 formerly homeless families and individuals moving into permanent housing in the community.

Furniture World is the oldest, continuously published trade publication in the United States. It is published for the benefit of furniture retail executives. Print circulation of 20,000 is directed primarily to furniture retailers in the US and Canada.  In 1970, the magazine established and endowed the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library (www.furniturelibrary.com) in High Point, NC, now a public foundation containing more than 5,000 books on furniture and design dating from 1620. For more information contact editor@furninfo.com.


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