WE NEED YOUR STUFF!
It’s that time of year again! The 6th Annual HomeFreeHome.org Garage Sale is only a month away. Time to go thru your closets, dressers, toy chest, kitchen, basement, garage & attic. Donations can be dropped off starting Wednesday, May 1 thru Friday, May 10 at 11 & 13 Mill Pond Road, (cross street Shore Road) Port Washington, NY.
As in years prior, please leave your clothing donations in plastic bags (in case of rain) under the carport, on the lefthand side of the house. Extra large donations (furniture or heavy items) can also be left in the carport. All other items should be left on either side of the front porch. Please mark any fragile items, so we know to store safely. Park in driveway to drop off items.
Because HomeFreeHome.org is a 503c charitable organization, we provide a receipt for your tax records. If no one is home during the time your donation is dropped off, there will be donation slips taped to the inside of the front storm door. Please take one, and fill out with the list of the items that you have generously donated to our annual sale.
Items that are always in demand are: blue jeans, men’s clothing, shoes, small furniture pieces, picture frames, bicycles, books, kitchen items, appliances, music CD’s, baby stuff and anything vintage. Please make sure items are new or gently used, clean and in working order. Toys should have all the piece and remotes or controls should be included and/or attached to the donation.
Items we do not need are: used undergarments, bedding, upholstered or fabric items that may be a breeding ground for bed bugs, stained plastic ware, broken toys, old TV’s, computers, house paint, small appliances that are not safe.
The 6th Annual HomeFreeHome.org Garage Sale is Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day), from 9am to 4pm. Thank you in advance for your generosity. We hope to see you at our annual Garage Sale. There are always treasures to be found and all monies raised helps an individual or family with their mobility needs.
If you have any questions please contact me by phone at 516-417-1814 or email email@example.com. Keep your fingers crossed for a sunny Mother’s Day Weekend!
September 15th 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. “Plan a Successful Home Renovation & Turn Your Dreams into Reality” Do you dream about making renovations, but don’t know how to make it accessible? Learn about Universal Design Home modifications ranging from simple to complex, including no-step entries, accessible kitchens and safe bathrooms. Receive a check list on finding the right contractor. Presenter: Laura Montllor, AIA, Director of HomeFreeHome.org at Independence and Mobility Fair At Bussani Mobility 500 Central Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714
Designing barrier-free homes
Posted by Gerthro
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
June 20th – 2pm
Town of Huntington
Office of Handicapped Services and Women’s Services
John J. Flanagan Activity Center at the Village Green 423 Park Ave.
Our 5th annual Mothers Garage Sale was a huge sucess and raised funds to help people living with disabilities gain independence. Thanks to everyone who generously donated clothes, furniture and household items. Thanks to everyone who bought and contributed. Special thanks to all our incredible volunteers and Mary Snyder. It was a fun event and together we have made a difference.
The new standard text on the topic, Universal Design introduces designers to the principles and practice of designing for all people. From the foundations of accessibility and aging to the practice of designing interiors, products, housing and transportation systems, all aspects of this growing field are explored. It covers best practice examples to demonstrate the value of universal design as both a survey of the field and reference for researchers.
You can purchase a copy at or Wiley, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Instructors interested in using this book for a course, please contact Sharon Kucyk firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-748-8796.
For more information, please contact Jordana Maisel.
Attendance at our second webinar “Beyond the ADA – Residential Design” exceeded even the first, with over 700 participants. Thanks to volunteer architects Andrew Robinson, Marcela Abadi Rhoads and Laura Montllor. The full presentation will available online soon.
Join us for the next webinar featuring presentations by three prominent architects whose projects have won the AIA Small Project Award for Universal Design.
Space is limited – Register Today!
June 13, 1:00p – 2:00p EST
Reggie Stump, RA, Laura Montllor, AIA
Architects will get Continuing Education credits.
You do not have to be an AIA member to attend and get credits.
Our booth at the Atlanta Abilities Expo on February 17-19, at the Georgia World Congress Center was a huge success, with more than 3000 people attending. We met people from the local area, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana and as far away as Alabama.
With many great products and services displayed, informative seminars, dance shows, dog competitions and even ponies, this was a fun event for all. Thanks to our volunteers, Elena Box, Kate Bell, Architect Lisa Stacholy and Serena Stacholy for their enthusiasum and dedication.
Many thanks to David Korse and the whole Expo organization for generously donating our booth and a beautifully organized event.