Furniture Sharehouse

Farewell to our Summer Interns

Furniture Sharehouse was fortunate to have several energetic and talented volunteer interns working on various projects for us this summer. We want to thank them for their hard work and helping us with some important projects that needed some "extra hands" to get accomplished.

Art Inventory Project:  Elana Scaglia, a recent graduate of Skidmore College (Bachelor of Fine Arts), spent several days organizing and cataloguing over 150 “special” items of artwork that we have accumulated with the idea of creating a fundraising event around the artwork.  She spent many hours grouping the items into categories, measuring, photographing and researching them, and we are so grateful to her for donating her time, art knowledge and organizing skills to this project.  Stay tuned for more details about this event, and thank you, Elana!

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Client Story Project:  Four college student interns worked on our “Client Story Project”, interviewing clients during their warehouse visit, writing up their stories and collecting “before and after” photos of their homes to help us tell our donors in a compelling way what a difference their donations can make in the life of a family or individual in need. Milad Mohammedi NYU), Kyrie Philbrook (NYU), Maddy McGovern (UVA) and Alison Rice (Dickinson College) first attended an Orientation/Training Session graciously presented by Sister Alice Conrad of Member Agency Shepherd’s Flock and Greg Clary, retired Journal News Journalist, to give them tips on how to interview clients respectfully and effectively.  They then came to the warehouse several times over the summer and worked with clients to help them select their furniture and then elicited details about the circumstances that brought them to Furniture Sharehouse and what it meant to them to be able to obtain free furniture to fill their empty apartments.  Thanks to Sister Alice and Greg Clery for their assistance, and very special thanks to these four terrific interns for their energy, empathy and elucidation!

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Video Project:  Matt Wassong, a senior at Mamaroneck High School, and experienced videographer, is working on creating a “Lonely Chair” video for us – stay tuned for more