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“Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area.
The Housing First solution to ending homelessness doesn’t work if those moving from the streets to a house are still sleeping on the ground.
Many things make a house a home, but perhaps the most obvious is furniture. The Kensington-based Philadelphia Furniture Bank fills that gap (and those houses) by acting as a depository for unused but functional furniture and then distributing it to parent organization Pathways to Housing PA’s constituents.
On Thursday, June 1, the nonprofit will take to Moore College of Art for its inaugural Chair Affair, where chairs that have been upcycled by local artists will be auctioned off to benefit the furniture bank.
Get tickets here, and learn more below in Director Tom Maroon’s “Around the Corner” interview.
PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.-30-
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