Our relationship with Bailey House helps provide housing and supportive services to homeless New Yorkers affected by HIV/AIDS. Like Bailey House, Westerly Natural Market believes that the future starts with a place to live, and has donated $7,500 last year to support a Bailey House family. Join us by giving generously at our donation boxes by each cash register. See www.baileyhouse.org for more information.

We are happy to announce that the customers of Westerly Natural Market donated $2614.00 to the Bailey House Organization this year 2008.


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WESTERLY NATURAL MARKET LAUNCHES
FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR BAILEY HOUSE

Drop boxes set up in 54th Street store. Money raised to
help homeless New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS

NEW YORK, NY – June 10, 2004Westerly Natural Market, a purveyor of organic produce and natural foods for 37 years, has launched a fundraising drive for Bailey House, New York’s oldest AIDS housing provider.

As part of the drive, Westerly Natural Market, located at 8th Avenue and 54th Street, has assembled drop boxes throughout the store to collect donations from customers. The store is also offering information on Bailey House’s services and mission. In addition, all customers calling Westerly will hear pre-recorded informational messages about Bailey House.

Founded 20 years ago, Bailey House (http://www.baileyhouse.org/) is one of the nation‘s first organizations to provide housing for homeless people living with HIV / AIDS. Built on the premise that a future starts with a place to live, Bailey House offers housing and supportive services for individuals in both residential and scatter-site apartment settings throughout New York City. Since its founding, Bailey House has:
• provided housing and other services to more than 6,000 people
• trained hundreds of individuals through its comprehensive vocational education program
• provided mental health and substance abuse intervention and counseling
• supplied training and technical assistance to community-based HIV/AIDS organizations around the world
• developed partnerships with AIDS advocates and organizations in South Africa

Westerly Natural Market is committed to giving back to the community,” said Michael Toback, CEO and owner of Westerly. “For two decades, Bailey House has helped New York’s neediest. Now, we are honored to be helping them continue their extraordinary service.”

“On behalf of Bailey House, I would like to thank Westerly Natural Market for their support,” said Regina Quattrochi, executive director of Bailey House. “We encourage people to shop at Westerly and at the same time pitch in to make the lives of homeless people with AIDS better and safer.”

Introduction:
Westerly Natural Market involved in social causes closer to home. Westerly has been sponsoring Bailey House through direct contributions and collections at our registers. For 20 years Bailey House has been providing housing and vital services to people living with HIV / AIDS, empowering them to live healthier more productive lives. We are a proud supporter of Bailey House’s counseling, housing, job training, and meal programs – all a part of our cooperative endeavor toward a better New York.

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