IMPACT100 Westchester Awards Inaugural Grant of $100,000 to Furniture Sharehouse

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Impact100 Westchester, a new organization that seeks to address local adversity by making a transformative award to a worthy non-profit organization, awarded Furniture Sharehouse a grant of $100,000 at its annual meeting on June 10th.

The grant will be used to purchase and operate a large moving truck which will enable Furniture Sharehouse to provide basic furnishings for an additional 75 families a year over and above the 450 families they currently serve.

 Executive Director Kate Bialo said, “We are thrilled to be the recipient of Impact100 Westchester’s inaugural grant.   Their vision is to improve the lives of underserved populations with a high-impact, transformative grant, while raising the profile of a lesser-known organization, and this grant will do exactly that. Furniture Sharehouse transforms the lives of hundreds of families each year by providing them with free furniture to turn their empty apartments into homes.  This amazing grant will allow us to give even more families a fresh start and help them rebuild their lives.”

Impact100 Westchester awarded $132,000 to four Westchester based not-for-profits, and Furniture Sharehouse was the winning recipient of the $100,000 grant. Founded just one year ago, Impact100 Westchester’s mission is to engage women in philanthropy and to collectively fund grants to charitable initiatives in the County.  Their goal is to identify unmet needs in the area and provide transformational grants that target underserved populations, highlight unmet needs and provide a high impact, while also raising the profile of a local organization doing good work. 

Sharon Douglas, President of Impact100, said, “We are delighted that Furniture Sharehouse is the winner of our first $100,000 transformational grant. We know that the new truck will improve operations and help transform the lives of many families within Westchester County". 

 Pictured above from Impact100 are (l to r) Sharon Douglas, Eileen Weinstein, Donna Deife, Anita Borkenstein, Nancy Stuzin, with Kate Bialo holding the check.