Last month, Antonio coordinated with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present an onsite shopping event. The event benefited over 30 organizations, most of which hadn’t used Material for the Arts’ services in many years. The Society of Educational Arts, for example, furnished their new office space with the furniture provided by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. SoHarlem gathered materials to repurpose their exhibition this Friday, December 9. At the same time, first-time visitors like the Foundation for Jewish Culture took beautiful pieces of furniture. It was especially unique to have our regular shopping outside of our Long Island City warehouse, as the Upper East Side is more accessible to organizations in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan.
Nate Wilcox, Director of Operations for Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum had this to say of the event:
“Through the Material for the Arts event, Cooper-Hewitt donated a range of furniture, including desks, chairs, tables, lamps, coat racks and stanchions. Museum staff had the opportunity to meet with numerous organizations and learn about how the furniture would be used, including holiday events, theater set design, and classroom furniture.”
We’re glad the event went so well for all parties involved, and that a variety of organizations were able to benefit. Thank you again to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, for sharing your unneeded items with fellow recipients and keeping great, usable items out of the landfill.