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kayneLIVE Gives Back to LGBT Youth of the Ali Forney Center
After spring product launches and summer travels, many Manhattanites find themselves with luxurious gift bags and hotel toiletries that sit unused in their apartments.
“In the events business, whether we’re producing a fashion show or a product launch, there are usually really nice gift bags with wonderful products I never end up using. When I heard The Ali Forney Center was is need of toiletries and cosmetics for homeless LGBT youth, it really was a no-brainer”.
During the months of May and June, kayneLIVE collected donations for The Ali Forney Center, a non profit that specializes in providing housing, education and health services for homeless LGBT teens.
kayneLIVE enlisted the help of fellow businesses in the Manhattan WeWork community to expand their impact. While kayneLIVE aggregated hair dryers, beauty products, shampoos, toiletries, and make-up at WeWork Meatpacking, BSwibelProductions, a theatre production company, brought together donations at WeWork’s Soho office.
Karly Venuto, WeWork’s Director of Communications and Events, was overjoyed with the community’s response.
“It’s really exciting to be among a community of entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to spend their extra time supporting a cause like Ali Forney’s — I’m hoping kayneLIVE’s efforts inspire more advocacy among WeWork members”.
Bill Torres, Ali Forney Center Director of Community Resources, accepted donations on behalf of the Center on Friday, July 26th.
“We’re delighted to have kayneLIVE and the WeWork Manhattan offices provide these items for our patrons, having a nice shampoo or fresh nail polish can really make a difference in the confidence of one of our patrons getting ready for her first job interview.”
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About The Ali Forney Center
The Ali Forney Center (AFC) was started in June of 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for LGBTQ youth in New York City. We are committed to providing these young people with safe, dignified, nurturing environments where their needs can be met, and where they can begin to put their lives back together. AFC is dedicated to promoting awareness of the plight of homeless LGBTQ youth in the United States with the goal of generating responses on local and national levels from government funders, foundations, and the LGBTQ community.
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